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Retired Soldier, Pastor Arraigned For Forgery


A 90 year-old retired Soldier, Chief Damian Onwu, 50-year-old pastor, Israel Zacchaeus and their 48-year-old sister, Fubara Zacchaeus were on Friday brought before a chief magistrate court in Port Harcourt, the Rivers state capital for allegedly impersonating their late father to sell portions of their family land.

Onwu and the two others were said to have forged the signatures of their dead fathers, who were the elders of Ezekiel Hart family of Grand Bonny Kingdom, in Bonny area of the state.

They were to sell the family land located at Kom Kom, in Oyigbo area of the state to unsuspecting members of the public.

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The accused were charged by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, through the office of the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone six, Calabar in Cross Rivers state.

The ex-soldier who retired 30 years ago was charged with conspiracy, forgery, impersonation, extortion and fraud alongside his cohorts.

The suspects were granted bail in the sum of N4 million after pleading not guilty to all the counts.

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