A High Court on Tuesday heard from the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mohammed Bello, that the daughter of former President Umaru Musa Yar’ Adua, Zainab, allegedly forged several documents to lay claim to ownership of a disputed plot of land in Abuja.
Bello said Zainab has not proved that she ever applied for land in the FCT or made any payment officially or otherwise to the Federal Capital Development Authority to enable her to be entitled to own any land in Abuja.
The Minister and the FCDA stated this in a joint statement of defence to a legal action filed by Zainab on the ownership of Plot 506, Zone B 09, Kado District, Abuja, where it was denied that they allocated any plot of land to the plaintiff.
The plaintiff listed the FCT minister and the FCDA as 3rd and 4th defendants in the suit.
The defendants in their statement of defence dated September 21, 2021 and filed on their behalf by their lawyer, Yakubu Abubakar, informed the court that Zainab claimed ownership of the plot of the Abuja land through a Power of Attorney which the donor, Haliru Malami, later disowned as purported seller.