PDP'S PUBLICITY SEC ASPIRANT DOCKED OVER FRAUD
By Innocent Anaba
An aspirant to the position of National Publicity Secretary of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the party's congress scheduled for next month, Chief Chinekwu Iwuanyanwu, has been charged before an Abuja Magistrate Court for fraud.
Iwuanyanwu is accused of criminal trespass, impersonation, criminal intimidation, which offenses are contrary to Sections 342, 324 and 397 of the Penal Code Law.
The accused is alleged to have been involved in a business transaction that went sour with a German property development firm.
The tussle was over alleged illegal sale of land and encroachment on the property of the German firm's Abuja estate at the Cadastral Zone, Galadimawa.
The information filed by the police noted, 'Police investigation revealed that you Chinekwu Iwuanyanwu of Gaduwa Estate did trespass into Plot 321 Galadimawa Estate/District, Abuja, in peaceable possession, when you impersonated a director of the InvestGroup GGE/Exiter St. Davis.
'You had no valid title to the said land and when confronted, you threatened the complainant. You are, therefore, suspected to have committed the above offences.'
Iwuanyanwu's counsel, told the court that the accused, who was on bail was absent due to ill-health, adding: 'The accused person is diabetic and has been undergoing crisis in the past two weeks.' He asked the court for adjournment of the matter.
Although the request was opposed by the prosecutor, Chijoke Okezie, the court later granted the adjournment to give the accused time to recover and face the trial.