Breach of Trust and Conversion of N4m funds lands Lawyer in Trouble

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The EFCC, Kaduna Zonal Office, last Friday, arraigned a legal practitioner, Rose-Marie Iwezie, on a one count charge of criminal breach of trust and conversion of funds to the tune of N4million.

Iwezie was arraigned before Justice Tukur of the Kaduna State High Court.

The petitioner alleged that sometimes in April 2016, he instructed Rose Marie Iweze to sell his property located on ring road unguwar rimi, Kaduna, at the rate of N30 million.

After selling the property, Iwezie allegedly remitted the sum of N26million to him, leaving a balance of N4million. All efforts to get her to pay the balance proved abortive.

Investigations revealed that Rose Marie Iweze, a lawyer practicing under the name of Rose Marie Iweze & Co. plot G5, Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna, had indeed sold the property at the agreed price of N30million in February 2017; and the money paid through her firms account domiciled in Union Bank but refused remitting same to the owner the property in full even after being paid her agreed legal fees of N1.5million.

Iwezie said she was not guilty of the charge.

Justice Tukur granted her bail on self recognizance and directed that she deposits her international passport with the EFCC.

The judge further ruled that the accused must not travel outside Kaduna State without the permission of the court.

The matter was adjourned to 26th April 2018 for commencement of trial.