Contrary to earlier reports that Enugu former Commissioner for lands, was remanded in prison custody for his actions during his time as commissioner, Surveyor Victor Nnam is standing trial for forgery before he was appointed to serve in the administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Journalist101 gathered that the former commissioner was arraigned before Honorable Justice I. N. Buba of the Federal High Court, Enugu for forgery of documents while practicing as a surveyor in the state.
The case followed a petition by one Kingsley Eze to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami who alleged that Nnam forged the document with which Obeagu community used in registering the layout with the ministry of lands.
“This is case of making a false document and tendering a false document contrary to section 1(2)© of the miscellaneous offences Act, cap M17 laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act, conversion contrary to section 15(1) (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Act), 2011 and punishable under the same section of the Act.
“Case of the prosecution that the defendants presented false affidavit of facts of Chief Sunday Chigbogu Eze to the appropriate Government Ministries and Departments in Enugu state for approval of Aruga Layout, Obinagu Obeagu,” the amended charge against Nnam reads.
Nnam was however arraigned on Wednesday, 1st December after the charges against him was amended and upgraded to 10.
Justice I.N Buba granted him bail and the conditions includes: two hundred million naira (N200,000,00), two reliable sureties in the like sum, who must be resident within enugu state and must satisfy the with evidence of means.
The sureties shall satisfy this court with their BVN, NIN and telephone numbers, the sureties must produce evidence of ownership of the landed property where as the original title document be deposited in the court, the defendant and sureties shall deposit two of their resent sized passport photographs with the registry of the court, the defendant shall not travel outside Nigeria without prior approval from court and the defendant shall file an undertaking not to delay the hearing of the case and shall deposit his international passport with registry of the court.
However, Nnam was unable perfect his bail conditions as one of the sureties presented was a company and the court declined insisting it must be an individual. This necessitated moving him to Enugu Correctional Facility until he’s able to meet the conditions
The case is adjourned to the 11th, 12th of January 2022 for hearing.