Tenant impersonates his deceased landlord’s son to claim his estates and bank deposit

A 43-year-old man, Ikechukwu Igwegbe Ilodinru, has been arrested for allegedly impersonating his dead landlord’s son with the intention of claiming his estates and
bank deposit in Anambra State.
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The command’s spokesperson, SP Haruna Mohammed, said the suspect approached the probate Registry of the State High Court Awka and started processing for a letter of Admin in respect of a deceased person, late Okafor Osuokwu Anthony.
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He presented himself as the deceased’s first and only Son in order to obtain the document which would have given him access to the deceased property, Estates, and Bank deposit.
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“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect equally swore to an oath under false pretense that he is the deceased's biological son.
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“The suspect also obtained a forged death certificate allegedly from the National Population Commission stating that the deceased whose actual death took place on 27th of July 2020, occurred on the 23rd of July 2020; He quickly rushed to Union bank to withdraw the deceased's deposit, but was advised to get a letter of administration.
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The suspect who voluntarily confessed to the crime was a tenant in the deceased's house at Igboukwu and impersonated the deceased's first son who lives in Zaria, Kaduna state,” the statement reads.
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Exhibits recovered in his possession includes alleged forged dead certificate of the deceased, false sworn declaration as the deceased next of kin and Sworn affidavit in the High Court, Awka.

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