Reported by Ejike Agbata
A 43-year-old man has been nabbed by the Anambra State Police Command for impersonating his deceased landlord’s son.
In a social media release made by Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, Haruna Mohammed, on behalf of the Commissioner of Police, the suspect, Ikechukwu Igwegbe Ilodiniru, approached the Probate Registry of the State High Court in Awka where he started the processing a letter of Admin in respect of the late landlord, 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 Late Okafor’s properties, estates and bank deposits.
According to the release, “preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect equally swore an Oath under false pretense that he is the deceased’s biological son.
The suspect also obtained a forged death certificate allegedly from the National 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 bank to withdraw the deceased’s deposit, but was advised to get a letter of administration;”
The suspect who voluntarily confessed to the crime was a tenant in the deceased’s house at Igboukwu and impersonated the deceased’s first son who lives in Zaria, Kaduna State.
Meanwhile, exhibits recovered in Mr. Ilodinru’s possession includes alleged forged dead certificate of the deceased, false sworn declaration as the deceased’s next-of-kin and sworn affidavit in the High Court, Awka.
According to the commissioner, the suspect would be charged to court after investigation.