Popular Anambra Politician ‘Chuma Nzeribe’ Convicted For Impersonation, Forgery |READ FULL
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A former House of Representatives member and Governorship Aspirant in Anambra State, Chuma Nzeribe was on Monday in Abuja convicted in the 4- count criminal charges brought against him by the Federal Government.
The former federal lawmaker was convicted by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory FCT in Abuja on impersonation, possession of Federal Government documents and using same to fraudulently acquired a landed property at Maitama, Abuja.
Nzeribe could, however, not be sentenced to prison following his absence in court when the judgment on the criminal charges against him was delivered.
Justice Halilu Yusuf while delivering judgment said he would reserve the sentence till the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC operatives and police arrest the convict and bring him before the court for a deserved justice.
The Judge ordered that the land in Maitama acquired with the forged documents be taken over by the owner, Mr Ishaya Madi with immediate effect.
Nzeribe had stunned the court for the third time for his absence without any cogent reason.
Instead, Nzeribe wrote the EFCC a Memorandum of Understanding MoU surrendering the land he fraudulently acquired to the real owner, Ishaya Madi