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Published On: Thu, Oct 10th, 2019

Benue APC Chair defends ownership of house

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From Uche Nnorom, Makurdi

Benue State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC Chief Abba Yaro has debunked claims in some quarters that he acquired a house illegally.
It would be noted that last week, reports had it that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, seized a house located at Judges’ quarters in Makurdi belonging to Abba Yaro.
However, EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu during his interaction with Journalists in Makurdi out rightly denied the reports, stating that they are only investigating.
The APC Chair who spoke to Peoplesdaily yesterday, availed several documents including Deed of Assignment between the owner of the house Chief Terlumun Jonathan Akputu (assignor) and himself(assignee) as well as the Certificate of Occupancy.
The deed which was signed by both parties in the presence of a legal practitioner Amaechi Chukwuma of No. 9 Owners Street, High Level, Makurdi and the APC chair’s wife Dr(Mrs) Margaret Abba Yaro dated 4th May, 2018 and the accompanying affidavit of ownership and transfer deposed at the Benue State High Court on 17th May, 2018 read:whereas the assignor is the beneficial title holder of all that developed property known as plot No. 2441 Gboko Road Cadastral Zone MKD04 Gboko Road District covering an area of 1027.44m square situated at Judges Quarters Gboko Road District, Makurdi which is covered by Certificate of Occupancy No. 80022333S00200G22302-01 with a file No. BN22786 having been allocated same by the Benue State government.
“The assignor is now desirous of transferring his interest in the said piece of land and has agreed to transfer same to the Assignee herein who has agreed to acquire the land from the Assignor for an agreed consideration.
“The assignor as the beneficial owner hereby assigns all existing interest in all that developed property registered as No. 01629 at page 00066 in volume 0001 in the registrar to to the Assignee herein to hold onto and enjoy absolutely henceforth, free from any form of encumbrances.
“I paid for the house on installment basis until I completed the payment. So, you can see with all these documents that I genuinely acquired the house”,Yaro stated confidently.

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