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Forgery: Witness Reveals How Serial Fraudster, Emmanuel Nwude, Used Forged Document To Sell Forfeited Property

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A prosecution witness, Christian Nwude, in the trial of a serial fraudster, Emmanuel Nwude, on Wednesday , November 7, 2018, told Justice Mojisola Dada of the State High Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos how Nwude forged documents, which he used to sell a forfeited property.

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Nwude is standing trial alongside Emmanuel Ilechukwu and Rowland Kalu on a 15-count charge bordering on forgery and dealing in forfeited properties.

Led in evidence by the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, the witness told the court that the defendant forged the Power of Attorney of his company.

The witness further told the court that the signature in exhibit 21, which is before the court, was also forged by the defendant.

In his further evidence, he stated that the lawyer to his company is E. Frank and not the defendants in this matter.

Under cross-examination by the defence counsel, Victor Okpara, the witness said he did not know about the judgement in exhibit B21 dated 18/10/2013.

When asked about his relationship with the defendant, the witness said they are siblings and admitted he was the highest shareholder in the company.

He further told the court that the defendant used to be a director in the company.

Also, when asked if he was aware that the said property was forfeited to the Federal Government, he denied knowing anything about the forfeiture.

After hearing from both counsels, Justice Dada adjourned to November 30, 2018 for continuation of trial.

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