Improper land documentation threatening investment in PortHarcourt – Investor

Members of the business community have been advised to ensure a hitch-free transaction with their investment communities and individuals to avoid disappointment that could be avoided. 

Speaking to newsmen in Port Harcourt Tuesday, a Nigerian born investor based in the United States of America, Mr. Henry l. Okeugo, stated while fielding questions on  the arrest of an alleged land grabber he had petitioned against recently.

Mr. Okeugo said the arrest followed a petition he wrote to the Assistant lnpector General of Police(AlG)  in charge of operations accusing one Mr. Sylvanus ljenwa and family of defrauding him of plots of land he bought from them located at Ali Okemeni Nkpor Rumuolumeni, in Obio/ Akpor local government area of Rivers state. 

Mr. Okeugo told journalists that the accused took advantage of his kind heartedness, hence his refusal to issue receipts for the land purchase they both consented to some years ago. 

He stated further that he got to know that trespassers into the said plots of land did so on the instructions of the accuse since he properly issued him receipts on the same transaction and it became a case of double deal- a land grabbing scenario that is peculiar to that locality.

“I complained to his son, Mr. Kingsley Ijenwa, many times. On all the times I complained to the son,he promised that he would talk to the father.   

“I left for Canada when he was not able to execute the agreement. Mr. Ijenwa gave me documents for the first two plots of land and promised to collect the second agreement from the lawyer after making corrections. I contacted his son several times and nothing was done.”

Mr. Okeugo who sought redress and the accused and his son who were arrested in Port Harcourt at Choba Police Station and detained before they were moved to the headquarters of zone 16 by the intervention of the AIG who received the petitions of Mr. Okeugo last weekend.