Ex-Enugu Commissioner for Lands, Surv. Nnam, regains freedom

By AdvocateNews on 09/12/2021

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Dr. Surv. Victor Nnam with his second son after his release on Wednesday.
Dr. Surv. Victor Nnam with his second son after his release on Wednesday.

After spending five days inside the Enugu Correctional Centre where he was remanded by the Federal High Court, the embattled former Enugu Commissioner for Lands and Urban Development, Dr. Surv. Victor Nnam was released from detention on Wednesday.

Surv. Nnam personally announced his release on his verified Facebook page where he celebrated the birthday of his little son.

He wrote: "Dear Friends, help me celebrate my Second Son’s wonderful 4th birthday. I am grateful every day that you came into my world. Your smiles and laughter are a balm to my heart. You have brought nothing but happiness into my life.

"I am so grateful to God for giving me the opportunity to feel such an all-encompassing love. You fill my days with warmth, wonder, and joy everyday. I am so happy that I am able to be at HOME TODAY to celebrate your day. Happy birthday Victor Chukwubueze Nnam."

The former commissioner, who is standing trial for alleged forgery, theft and obtaining land by false pretense, was sent to the prison last Friday by Justice I. N. Buba after failing to fulfill his bail conditions.

Nnam was slammed 10-count charges by the Federal Government of Nigeria for allegedly converting to himself Aruga Layout, Obinagu Obeagu Community, Enugu, an offense contrary to section 15(1) (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Act), 2011.

In the charge sheet number FHC/EN/CR/189/2021, Federal Republic of Nigeria (Complainant) versus Dr. Surv. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam (Defendant), the former commissioner was alleged to have “on or about the 27th day of October 2017 at Enugu State under the jurisdiction of this Honorable court did commit an offense to wit: “You converted Aruga Layout, Obinagu Obeagu Community, Enugu, Enugu State which said property you derived directly from theft and or forgery and you thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 15(1) (a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) (Act), 2011 and punishable under the same section of the Act.

“That you, Dr. Surv. Victor Chukwuemeka Nnam of 8A Giraffe Street, Zoo Estate Enugu, Enugu State, Geo-Synergy Services Limited of First Floor Square Meters House, 15 Carter Street, Ogui, Enugu, Enugu State, on or about the 27th day of October 2017 at Enugu State under the jurisdiction of this Honorable Court, did make a false document to wit: Affidavit of Facts dated 27th day of October 2017 of one Chief Sunday Ngene with intent that such affidavit of facts be presented to the appropriate Government Ministries and Departments in Enugu state for approval of Aruga Layout, Obinagu Obeagu Community Enugu and you thereby committed an offense contrary to Section 1(2) (c) of the Miscellaneous Offences Act, Cap M17 laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2004 and punishable under the same section of the Act.”

The court was told that Nnam allegedly committed the said offences while he was a staff of Private Estates International West African, developers of Enugu Lifestyle and Golf City (Enugu Centenary City), but the former commissioner pleaded not guilty to all the charges. 

Justice Buba, however, granted him bail in the sum of N200 million and two reliable sureties in the like sum. The sureties, the Judge said “must be resident within Enugu State and must satisfy this court with their Bank Verification Number, BVN, National Identification Number, NIN, and telephone numbers”, adding that “the sureties must produce evidence of ownership of the landed property where as the original title document be deposited in this court, the defendant and sorties shall deposit two of their recent sized passport photographs with the registry of the court”.

He also ordered that the defendant shall not travel outside Nigeria without prior approval from the court and that “the defendant shall file an undertaking not to delay the hearing of the case and shall deposit his International passport with the registry of the court.”

Justice ordered that the former commissioner be remanded at the Enugu Correctional Center pending when he fulfills the bail conditions and adjourned to January 11 and 12, 2022, for hearing.

Posted 09/12/2021 06:19:05 AM

 

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