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Rivers court remands two in prison for alleged forgery

By Obinna Nwaoku, Port Harcourt
06 January 2022   |   4:03 am
A Magistrate court sitting at Isiokpo community in Ikwerre Local Council of Rivers State, yesterday, remanded two people, namely; Chima Wonu and Favour Abraham in Ahoada correctional centre on two- counts of conspiracy and forgery charge.

A Magistrate court sitting at Isiokpo community in Ikwerre Local Council of Rivers State, yesterday, remanded two people, namely; Chima Wonu and Favour Abraham in Ahoada correctional centre on two- counts of conspiracy and forgery charge.
 
According to the counts read out in court, the duo allegedly conspired and forged Deed of Conveyance and stamps with lawyer seal, on December 30, 2021 at Omuagwa community in the area.
 
The alleged offences are punishable under a section of the criminal code of Rivers State.
 


However, the suspects pleaded not guilty to the charges.
 
After listening to the bail application by the defence counsel and argument by a representative of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Magistrate Lawrence Isikaku, adjourned till January 13 for bail consideration.
  
Speaking outside the courtroom, Chairman of NBA Isiokpo Branch, Promise Ichegbo said they are joining the  prosecution as a sign of warning to surveyors who impersonate the legal profession.
  
Also,  NBA legal advisers, Jeophery Obodo and Kashmir Ofurum,  who  narrated how the suspects were apprehended, said the case will serve as a deterrent to quacks who are in the business of de-marketing the legal profession.