'Chop Alone' Man in prison for selling late father's house for N500k

A 62-year-old man has been remanded in prison for allegedly selling off late father's house without the knowledge of his siblings.

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The suspect Adewale Mabun play

The suspect Adewale Mabun

(PM News)
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Adewale Mabun, a 62-year-old man, has been remanded in prison by Isolo Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State after it was established that he single handedly sold his late father's house for a paltry N500,000, without the knowledge of his other siblings.

PM News gathered that Mabun who is from Ogun State, had allegedly sold the house, a bungalow located at 11, Silva Street, Mushin, where the family buried their late father, to one Rasheed Komolafe, who paid him the money in cash.

It was also learnt that Mabun who is the eldest of his father's children, has many siblings as his father had three wives before he died.

According to the report,  during the negotiations, Komolafe got Mabun to agree that he would evacuate his late father’s corpse to enable him to take possession and he would be paid another undisclosed amount for the evacuation.

Trouble however, started after Mabun secretly evacuated their father’s corpse from the tomb and carried it to their home town and buried it without telling anyone.

He also stayed back in the village where he married a new wife and when other members of the family realized what Mabun had done, the resisted it and asked Komolafe to collect his money back from Mabun.

When the pressure was too much on him, Komolafe went to the police and reported what happened and the police trailed Mabun to his home town and arrested him and was brought back to Lagos to face prosecution.

When the police asked him to refund the money, he said he had spent it by building a shop in their village and marrying another wife. He was charged to court with obtaining under false pretence and stealing.

When the charges were read to him, Mabun pleaded not guilty and the presiding Magistrate, Mrs A. K. Shonubi, granted him bail in the sum of N200,000 with one surety in like sum but ordered he be remanded in custody at the Kirikiri Prison pending when he will perfect his bail condition.

The matter was adjourned till April 11, 2016, for hearing.

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