Tenant impersonates dead landlord’s son to empty his bank

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Ikechukwu Igwegbe Ilodiniru

IKECHUKWU Igwegbe Ilodiniru, 43, has been caught in the act impersonating as the son of his late landlord to empty his bank accounts at the bank in Anambra State

Luck ran out of Ilodiniru of Onneh village in Orumba South LGA of Anambra State, when police operatives attached to B’ Division, Awka, nabbed him on August 17.

According to Haruna Mohammed, police public relations officer, PPRO Anambra State Police Command, the suspect 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 deposits.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect equally swore to an oath under the 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 the 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.

Mohammed said 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.

Meanwhile, exhibits recovered in his possession include alleged forged dead certificate of the deceased, false sworn declaration as to the deceased next of kin, and Sworn affidavit in the High Court Awka.

Police are still investigating the case after which the suspect would be prosecuted.

– Aug. 19, 2020 @ 13:45 GMT |

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