Senior Lawyer remanded in Keffi Prison for reportedly attempting to sell company Property without directors’ consent
An Abuja based senior lawyer, Barrister Frank Udokwelu was on Tuesday 25th February 2020 remanded in Keffi Prison Nasarawa State for attempting to sell a house belonging to a company, Gemco Industries Limited, without the consent of the majority shareholders and director.
The 21 years post call to bar lawyer was charged before Chief Magistrate Abdullahi Meliga of Chief Magistrate Court Mararaba Nasarawa State on charges of Criminal Breach of Trust and Attempts to commit offenses contrary to section 312 and 95 Penal code cap 105 of Laws of Northern Nigeria between 2019 and 2020.
The charge sheet sighted by barristerNG reads as follows;
“Criminal Breach of Trust and Attempts to commit offenses contrary to section 312 and 95 Penal code cap 105 of Laws of Northern Nigeria between 2019 and 2020.
That you Barr Frank Udokwelu, within the Judicial division of this honorable court, while acting as solicitor to Gemco Industries Limited to manage the company property, twin bungalows containing double two bedroom flats each.
You placed a banner with the inscription, “PROPERTY FOR SALE” bearing your phone number, the manager of the said property with price tag of 20 million Naira without the consent of the majority shareholders and director of the company and also without board resolution of the company. You thereby committed the above offenses.
When the charge was read to him, Barr Udokwelu pleaded not guilty and the chief magistrate remanded him in keffi prison pending formal application for bail. The Case was adjourned to 17th March 2020 for formal application for bail.
Below is the picture of the property;
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