By Frank Omoja
An Igbosere Magistrate Court, sitting at Court 17, Tinubu, Lagos Island had on September 21, 2021 arraigned Barrister Victor Chinedu on a two (2)Counts Charge of threat to life and forgery.
The suit according to the charge sheet with number Q/14/2021 between Commissioner of Police and Victor Chinedu bothers on conspiracy to commit felony: demanding property with phone written threat message and intent to take over the ownership of ALMAJDAL LTD from Anthony Okpala; cause a phone written threat message to him that he will be assassinated and thereby committed an offense punishable under sections 302 and 411 of Criminal Law of Lagos State of Nigeria 2015.
The complainant, Mr. Anthony Okpala who was interviewed by our reporter at the court stated the following;“I am a businessman who floated a company named Almajdal Limited, a construction company with Mr. Wail Kutrub, a Syria national.”
” I only met the barrister once in 2019 when he came to Force CID Alagbon Close, Ikoyi Lagos, to represent Mr. Wail Kutrub for a case of forgery and money laundering”.
” Consequently, Barr. Victor Chinedu started delving into Almadjal Limited affairs which led him to write Barrister Victor, warning him not to interfere or meddle into Almadjal Limited affairs”.
Our investigation revealed that Barr. Victor Chinedu later aided the foreigner (Wail Kutrub) to flee the country as many company creditors were pilling pressure on seeing Mr. Wail Kutrub whom we gathered swindled them.
According to Okpala, he had earlier in time instituted a civil suit on this issue concerning the operations of the company.
He further revealed that Barr. Victor resorted to selling the company’s equipment without having the original documents (heavy equipment, Toyota Hilux: Reg. No. KWL 902HA, Toyota Landcruiser: reg. No. KET551AV.) and routed the proceeds through his Greylaw Partners Chambers account domiciled with Zenith Bank Plc in connivance with the company’s General Manager, one Mr. Lawrence Umeadi whom Barr Victor Chinedu purportedly made a Director of the company to perfect their aims.
When our reporter contacted Barrister Victor Chinedu, he said, ” am the official Attorney of ALMAJDAL LTD whose larger share holding is owned by Mr. Wail Kutrub “
Accordingly, our reporter contacted the General Manager, Mr. Lawrence Umeadi who declined to comment on the matter.
However, Mr. Anthony Okpala had requested from the General Manager, Mr. Lawrence Umeadi to immediately return the equipment and vehicles belonging to the company, Almajdal Limited but resulted to threat to his life.
” The Court also warned the Police not to involve the media on the matter”, Barrister Chinedu said declining further questions.
We obtained a telephone conversation where it was alleged that arrangement was made on how to ‘bring Anthony Okpala down’ and remove him physically by the General Manager Mr. Lawrence Umeadi and Barr. Victor Chinedu in cahoots with others currently at large.
The case was adjourned to 21 October, 2021 for hearing.