An Egor Chief Magistrates’ Court in Benin, Tuesday, sentenced a 82-year-old man, Felix Ifaraye-Igiebor , to 2 years in prison, with hard labour for unlawfully prepared a Deed of conveyance of land.
The Chief Magistrate, Patricia Igho-Braimoh sentenced
Ifaraye-Igiebor after she found him guilty of two count out of four count charge
Igho-Braimoh, however, gave the convict an option to pay a fine of N100,000 for each count charge.
The Chief Magistrate also directed the convict to pay compensation of N150,000 to the complaint, Esama of Benin, Chief Gabriel Igbenedion in line with section 319 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law(ACJL) 2016.
Earlier, the prosecutor, ASP Osayomwanbor Omoruyi, told the court that the convict stole six iron poles valued N25 Million between August and September 2017 at a ward in Useh Quarters, in Benin.
He said the property belong to Okada Wonderland limited.
He also said that sometimes in 2002 the convict with intent to defraud without lawful authority made a duplicate copy of Deed of Conveyance of the same land at a Ward in Useh Quarters, dated Feb. 22 1978, between Mr Dominic Ekodon, Esanbedo and Okada wonderland limited.
He said that the convict also on Nov.14, 2016, did unlawfully prepared a Deed of Conveyance of the land between Okada wonderland limited and Mr Kenneth Amadin-Ibude, signed and executed same without the authority of Okada wonderland limited.
He added that the convict with intend to steal, sold the parcel of land measuring 50 feet by 100 feet entrusted to him as a caretaker at the rate of N500,000 and fraudulently converted the money to his own use and the use of others without the consent of Okada wonderland limited.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened the provision of sections 390(8), 473(1), 473(1)and 383(1)and 390(8)of the Criminal Code Cap. 48 Vol. 11, Laws of the defunct Bendel State of Nigeria, 1976, now applicable in Edo.