By Steve Temienor
WARRI/Nigeria: Debtorsbook Management Services, DMS in partnership with a renowned debt recovery company , generally known as Find and Recover Debt Limited, FRDL , have sent a save our soul (SOS) urgent call and appeal to the Delta State Governor, Senator Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa, to use the instrument of his office to call to order the activities of one Charles Ariko who is described as notorious and unbridled, and surreptitiously masquerading as Friday Ogboru to forcefully grab a parcel of land belonging to Mr Chinedu Eshimobi adjacent to Plot No 4 God’s Care hospital road Ekete lnland Udu LGA.
Mr. Larry Ebi DMS Group Spokesman who addressed a Press Conference in Warri stated that the open letter to governor Okowa also called on other relevant law enforcement agencies like the Director of DSS , in Delta State, the Commanding Officer , Nigerian Army , 3 battalion Effurun barracks , Warri, the Delta State Commissioner of Police , CP Hafiz Inuwa and the Chairman, Conflict Resolution Committee, Chief Edwin Uzor to ensure that justice is done to discourage other land grabbers like Charles Ariko.
The list of those copied also include Hon. Jite Brown, the Chairman Udu LGA , the Unit Commander , Nigerian Army stationed at Mofor Area , the President General and youth President of Ekete Community, to track down the black horse called Charles Ariko who is determined to resell the parcel of land he already sold to Mr. Chinedu Eshimobi since 2016 .
Larry Ebi the Debtorsbook Management Services representative pointed out that Mr. Eshimobi, the legitimate owner of the parcel of land measuring 100 x 200 at Gods Care hospital road adjacent to Plot No 4 Ekete Inland is with all the requisite documents such as the Deed of Conveyance and Certificate of Occupancy C-of-O to validate his claim that he Mr Chinedu Eshimobi is indeed the legitimate owner of the land.
The Group Spokesman asserted that they have unravelled Charles Ariko as a confirmed 419/ land Scammer to the tune of N19 million, and , they are ready to drag the rascally Ariko to court in order to recover the debt because he has no respect for the laws of the state.
Larry Ebi averred in the distress call to governor Okowa that Charles Ariko who sees himself as above the law is currently negotiating to resell that same land to as many people as possible provided he gets money without any recognition to the laws of land.
The Group mouth piece noted during the interactive session with newsmen that as law abiding entity, DMS on behalf of Eshimobi decided to apprise the governor in an open letter about the untoward attitude of the “Fraud Star ” called Charles Ariko which is capable of breaching the prevailing peace in Ekete Community in Particular and Udu LGA in general.
The DMS statement further declared : ” We deemed it necessary to avail His Excellency, governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and other relevant agencies of government the gsm numbers of the land grabber Charles Ariko which are 08024247738, 08058835113, 08060621622 be made available so that he can be called to defend his ownership claim to the land .
The Group equally stated that Charles Ariko is also masquerading as one Friday Ogboru who alleged that he bought the same land from the fraudulent Charles Ariko without a single document to substantiate or validate his claim.
The petitioners remarked that the fraudulent and dangerous behaviour of Charles Ariko need immediate caution to prevent him from reselling the parcel of land to prospective buyers who are already contacting him thinking he is the rightful owner.
The statement also called on any interested buyer or the general public to stop dealing with Charles Ariko but should approach Mr Chinedu Eshimobi as the legitimate owner of land in question.
Mr Chinedu Eshimobi , the man in the eye of the storm , a Warri based NPDC contractor , who also spoke in his attestation ,gave graphical details of Charles Ariko’s illegal exploits calculated to dispossess him of the piece of land at Ekete Inland.
Mr Eshimobi who went down the memory lane to narrate how he was hoodwinked by Charles Ariko said :” Actually, Charles Ariko was introduced to me by a friend named Mr . Fidelis Ogeh a former Sterling bank branch manager and my account officer in his office , that Ariko was his partner and that he was having an ongoing piling contract at Oghara Jetty in Ethiope West LGA , then Charles Ariko requested for a friendly loan of N20m without collateral to pay back with interest of N2.4m, .within two months.
Continuing he said : “We wrote an agreement on Charles Ariko’s letter head paper styled Charliark Nigeria Limited with post dated cheques issued by Charles Ariko to guaranty payment of the loan within a duration of two months.
After a long while of default in payment, I pulled some strings and mounted pressure on him .after some time I received a credit alert of N5m from Charles Ariko, thereafter he started one story after the other of delayed payment that lasted for about a year interval.
Eshimobi said : ” I was provoked by his lewd tactics of trying to arm twist me , so I petioned him to EFCC Port Harcourt were he was detained and the agency helped me to squeeze N500, 000 thousand from him bringing total amount I collected to be N5.5m.
However, Ariko was later released on bail by EFCC with a written undertaken statement were he stated how he hope to pay the money with a spread breakdown, an agreement to which he never complied as he is very good at making fake promises.
When it became clear that he has ran out of stories to cover his shady tracks he resorted to boasting that since I have gone to EFCC , he is not going to pay me the balance N14.5m.
Speaking further , he said : ” One day I got a call from Inalu Muaza and Fidelis Ogeh both of Sterling bank that Charles Ariko has been paid via sterling bank and that he has diverted the (funds) to buy landed property , built a house with the proceeds from the project I gave him loan to execute..”
Eshimobi disclosed further saying : ” Inalu and Ogeh being account officers of Charles Ariko , and having played a major role for him to get the loan, naturally felt duty bound and morally compelled to open up to me that what was left available with Charles Ariko was part/half of the landed property by his home at hospital road Ekete Inland Udu LGA , that is measuring 100×200 which Ariko placed on sale for N 19m.
He added : “Inalu and Ogeh who knew fully well that Ariko was deliberately being evasive to escape paying my money advised me to buy the land from him for the N19 m by adding N4.5m to the N14 .5 m Ariko was owing me to balance him up to purchase the land because he has no other means of refunding my money apart from his landed property hence I gave him a balance of N4.5m then he issued me a receipt with all relevant documents.
The bitter pill I swallowed is that the interest of 2.4 million as contained in the written agreement was somehow abandoned due to his unwillingness to pay the balance N14.5m .
The Debtorsbook Management Services for the overall interest of sanitising our society of miscreants therefore demanded that Ariko be thought a lesson by being restricted from getting access to the land which he has already sold to serve as a discouragement to his co-travlers to take the path of honour in their dealings with people across the social stratificarin ladder in our society .