By Uche Bibilari
Gwagwalada (FCT), – An Upper Area Court in Gwagwalada, FCT, has referred an alleged forgery case preferred against a businessman, Kalson Joseph to the police for proper investigation.
Joseph, in a direct criminal complain was charged with forgery, criminal trespass and mischief.
The Judge, Sani Umar in his ruling referred the case to Gwagwalada Area Command for proper investigation and the findings reported back to the court, after an oral application by the claimant Counsel, Irene Ominike that the matter be referred for investigation.
Ominike in her oral submission, referred the Court to Section 88 and 89 of Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) for investigation by the police.
Umar adjourned the case until Nov. 15 for report of findings.
Ominike told the court that the complainants, Ishaya Bature and Malam Jubrin Musa are both resident of Kuje road within the jurisdiction of the court.
She said that an open space known as FCDA/GWAC/RI/Kuje road II layout covering an area known as RI was from time designed for community use as a Jummat Mosque/ eid prayer ground for Christians worship and also designed as same in the government (FCDA) layout.
She said that the defendant trespassed into the said land and damaged several fences and building claiming that the whole 3000sq meters belongs to him through offer and C of O (plot No: 226) FCT/GAC/RLA/MISC/7997.
The claimant counsel said that the defendant has presented the said document at various fora and before Justice Gaba sitting at Kwali High Court as original and genuine.
She said that after several investigation at various land offices, the documents was found to be forged and fraudulent.
Ominike said that the defendant has been terrorising the complainants and the residents in the name of the purported land document.
She said that the complainants are seeking for the conviction and sentence of the defendant for the above mentioned offences and a compensation of N7 Millon for illegal use of the land.
She said that the offence contravened the provision of Sections 364, 342 and 327 of the Penal Code. (NAN)