A Federal High Court in Port Harcourt on Monday witnessed a mild drama in court premises as beehive litigants who are complainants in a case involving Kelly Nworgu, Managing Director of Livelihood Homes Limited (owners of De-villa) and 494 others accusing the suspected Estate Fraudster of swindling them of millions of naira.
Trouble started when the claimants numbering over two hundred after waiting for four hours inside the court room waiting for their matter to be called up but was informed that the Federal High Court 2 presided over by Hon.Justice Emmanuel. A.Obile would be unable to entertain the matter.
The complainants who did not take the announcement likely started raining abuses and curses at the suspect Kelly Nworgu inside the court room as soon as Hon Justice Emmanuel. A.Obile left the court room.
Our correspondents report that after the Judge arose, angered by the development some of the claimants moved towards the accused person and started raining curses on him, it took the intervention of about ten security personnel who were drafted to the court room to calm the situation. The security personnel who succeeded in driving out all the complainant from court room two then whisked Kelly Nworgu to court room 4 presided over by Justice I.O Oshomah where the case was re-assigned.
Taking over the matter the Presiding Judge,Hon.I.O Oshomah asked the Police legal team led by Officer in Charge of Legal Department (OC) Legal in Rivers State, who is a Superintendent of Police (SP) Gladys Enoho Imegu to come back on today Tuesday with the accused person Kelly Nworgu.
Earlier, on Monday the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Chuks Enwonwu who represented the Commissioner of Police, CP Dandaura Mustapha while briefing newsmen said the Accused Kelly Nworgu is a native of Abia state and 42 years of age will be arraigned on a 494 count charge as contained in charge FHC/PH/399c/2019. DCP Chuks said his arraignment is in compliance with statutory requirement and the need to set his trial in motion, having established a Prima facie case against him.
The Police accused the suspect of defrauding his clients of money to the tune of Eight hundred million naira under the pretense of selling lands to them.
DCP Chuks also appealed to the general public to always exercise caution while engaging in land transactions, especially the ones with watering offers, so that they do not fall prey to scams.
He added that the Police is committed to delivering quality policing services that will stand the test of time while promising to provide robust security in the state during the Christmas and new year celebration.
Meanwhile suspect Kelly Nworgu in an interview with newsmen blamed other estate consultant for his ordeal. He claimed that some of the estate consultants were not happy with him because he sells land cheap. He explained that the people who are claiming he defrauded them have not even finishing paying their money and there is no way land can be allocated to them when they are yet to complete their payment.