A businessman, Mr. Aliyu Abubakar, who was named as a suspect in the investigation into an alleged fraud in the allocation of Oil Prospecting License (OPL) 245, has been charged with charges of criminal trespass into another person’s property in Aso Drive, Abuja. The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation filed two counts of criminal trespass and mischief against the businessman on July one.
The accused will be arraigned on Wednesday (today) before Justice M. E Anenih who is currently sitting as a vacation judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Maitama. The prosecution accused Abubakar of forcefully entering Plot 105, Cadastral Zone, Aso Drive, a property said to be in lawful possession of one Alhaji Lawal Abbah, sometimes in January 2015.
The accused was said to have forced all occupants of the house including Abbah’s security men and members of his families out of the building, and went ahead to “cause” the house to be demolished. The prosecution said the offence of criminal trespass is punishable under section 352 of the Penal Code Law…Read more