Bizman Impersonates Late Father

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A 32-year old businessman, Frank Dibor, on Thursday appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, charged with impersonating his late father to process his shares worth N2.5 million.

The accused, who resides at 22, Emmanna Emeka Street, Awka, is facing a three-count charge of impersonation, forgery and stealing.

He, however, pleaded not guilty.

The prosecutor, Corporal Anthonia Osayande, told the court that the accused committed the offences between November 2, 2007 and June 11, 2014 at an office of First Bank Registrars Plc in Lagos.

She said that the office is located at Plot 2, Abebe Village, Orile Iganmu.

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According to the prosecutor, the accused presented himself as his late father, Mr. Emmanuel Dibor, to claim his shares worth N2.5 million.

She said that the accused forged a UBA Bankers signature confirming letter to process and receive the shares of his late father.

The prosecutor said that the accused stole 13,760 units of Nigerian Breweries Plc shares and 5,811 units of Oando Plc shares, belonging to his father.

Osayande said that the offences committed contravened Sections 285(9) (C), 363 and 380 and the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

The Magistrate, Mrs. Aderonke Oshoniyi, granted the accused bail in the sum of N100, 000 with two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case till July 21 for mention.