A 60-year old woman, Mrs. Nkechi Nwafor, has landed in trouble after she sold her younger brother’s house including vehicles worth N18m while the brother was in prison abroad with hope that the brother will not return back to Nigeria.
Reporters noted that her brother, Oliver Maduka, eventually returned after serving his prison term only to discover that his sister, Nkechi, had sold all his property and spent the money.
Some of the properties sold included a house at Fabiyi Street, Baruwa area of Ipaja, Lagos, which she allegedly forged the documents to sell, a Nissan Pathfinder SUV, a Toyota Camry car and others properties kept in her care.
Police sources said that Maduka, while abroad, was sending money to his sister, Nkechi, in order to acquire those properties, which he entrusted to her.
However, Maduka eventually had problem; was arrested and jailed which led him spending several years of imprisonment abroad. The sister, who is the defendant, started selling his properties in Nigeria probably having thought that Maduka will never come back.
Maduka was eventually released and deported. He came back and discovered that all his properties had been sold by Nkechi, who claimed that she fell sick and sold the properties in order to treat herself. She reportedly brought out N1m remaining from the sale of the properties and gave to Maduka.
Shocked by his sister’s action, Maduka went to Area M Command and reported the matter. Nkechi was arrested and taken to the Command for investigation.
After investigation, the Police found her culpable and charged her before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for the alleged offence.
She pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Supol Kenneth Asibor, asked the Court to fix a date for hearing to enable the Police to prove that she actually committed the offence.
The Presiding Magistrates, Mr. T.O. Shomade, granted her bail in the sum of N18m with two sureties in like sum.
She was remanded in prison custody pending when she will perfect her bail conditions. The matter was adjourned till 10th February, 2020.