The Anambra State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has through its spokesperson, Haruna Mohammed confirmed the arrest of one Ikechukwu Igwegbe Ilodinru, over an alleged impersonation.
It was reported that the 43-year-old man had impersonated his late landlord’s son just so he could claim his properties and bank deposit.
Giving an update on the arrest, Mohammed confirmed to newsmen that “Ilodinru, a resident of Onneh, a community in the Orumba South Local Government Area of the state, approached the probate Registry of the State High Court Awka and started processing for a letter of Admin in respect of a deceased person namely 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 property, Estates, and Bank deposit.”
The police SP said the suspect secured a fake death certificate and as well swore an oath under false pretence to achieve his aim. “exhibits recovered in his possession includes alleged forged dead certificate of the deceased, false sworn declaration as the deceased next of kin, and sworn affidavit in the High Court Awka,” the police spokesman revealed.
Mohammed explained further, ”Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect equally swore to an oath under false pretence 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 personated the deceased’s first son who lives in Zaria, Kaduna state.”
He, however, said the command has commenced further investigation after which the suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution
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