Land agent in court for alleged forgery, cheating


A 32-year-old land agent, Adamu Mohammed, was on Thursday arraigned in a Kaduna Chief Magistrates’ Court over alleged forgery among other charges.

Mohammed, who resides at Hayin Ndiya Rafin Guza Kaduna, is facing a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, breach of trust, cheating and forgery.


The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the offences.

The prosecutor, Insp. Ezekiel Amos, told the court that one Nuhu Sani of Muhammadu Buhari Way, Kaduna reported the matter at Gabasawa Police Station on Sept. 20.

According to Amos, sometimes in 2012, the defendant and one Alhaji Buba Hassan now at large, deceitfully approached the complainant’s brother, Ahmed Sani as land agents and collected N3, 200,000 from him.

The prosecutor stated that the defendants collected the money on the pretext of selling a plot of land for him, situated at Malali Kaduna with fake offer of grant/regnant of statutory right of occupancy.


“When the complainant went to make use of the land, the owner stopped him and since then all efforts made by the complainant to get his money proved abortive,“ he said.

The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 59, 297, 347 and 305 of the Kaduna State Penal Code Law 2017.

The Magistrate, Musa Ibrahim, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200, 000 with two reliable sureties in like sum.


He said the sureties must be civil servants not below grade level 14 and must reside within the jurisdiction of the court.

Ibrahim adjourned the case until Nov. 24 for hearing.