The police in Anambra state have arrested 43-year-old Ikechukwu Igwegbe Ilodinru, pictured above, for allegedly impersonating his dead landlord’s son with the intention of claiming his estates and bank deposit.
According to Haruna Mohammed, the spokesperson of the state police command, the suspect who hails from Onneh village in Orumba South LGA of the state, approached the probate Registry of the State High Court Awka and started processing for a letter of Admin in respect of a deceased person namely late Okafor Osuokwu Anthony and 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.
”Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect
equally swore to an oath under false pretense that he
is the deceased’s biological son. 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; The suspect who voluntarily confessed to the crime, was a tenant in the deceased’s house at Igboukwu and personated the deceased’s first son
who lives in Zaria, Kaduna state.” the spokesperson
said Haruna said 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.
The police spokesperson said an investigation is ongoing after which the suspect would be charged to Court for prosecution.