Tenant nabbed for claiming late landlord’s property




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Police Anambra State have arrested a 43-year man, Ikechukwu Ilodinro for allegedly forging several documents with the intent claim his late ’s .

The suspect, a native of Onneh village the Orumba Local Government Area of the state, allegedly claimed be the first and only son of the deceased the documents he presented clearing authorities that respect.

The Police spokesperson, Haruna said the impersonator was arrested by the dectatives attached to the B’ Division of the command Awka, the state capital.


He said, “Suspect approached the probate Registry of the State High Court Awka and started processing for a letter of Administration in respect of a deceased person, late Okafor Osuokwu Anthony and presented himself as the deceased’s first and only son in order to obtain the document which would have given him access to the deceased ,estates and deposits.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect equally swore to an oath false pretense that he is the deceased’s biological son.

“The suspect also obtained a forged death certificate allegedly from the Population Commission stating that the deceased whose actual death took place on 27th of July 2020, occurred on the 23rd of July 2020

“He quickly rushed to Union to withdraw the deceased’s deposit, but was advised to a letter of administration.

added that the suspect who had confessed to the crime was a tenant in the deceased’s at Igboukwu and personated the deceased’s first son who lives in Zaria, .

He said exhibits recovered in the possession of the suspect included forged dead certificate of the deceased, false sworn declaration as the deceased next of kin and sworn affidavit in the High Court Awka.

He said investigation was ongoing on the matter after which the suspect would be prosecuted.

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