Land in Dangriga sold without owner’s consent

Acres of land were sold to another while the rightful owner was out of the country. Dangriga Police is investigating a report of forgery made by 66 year old Retired American David Cooley. Mr Cooley, who currently resided at Lost Reef Resort, in Riversdale, Stann Creek, reported that on the 20th of June, 2000, he bought 7.23 acres of land valued at US$100,000 from Mr. Azzam Maarbani a Businessman of Dangriga Town. Mr Cooley told Police that in the month of March 2011, he learned that his property was no longer in his name and that the land was sold without his consent. He stated that he contacted the Lands Department and was shown that on 15th October, 2010, he signed a Deed of Conveyance to Linbergh Williams, however the complainant says that he did not do as he was not in the country of Belize at the time of the dated document. The 7.23 acres of land is situated along the sea coast, Northeast of Bocotora Creek and Southwest of Commerce Bight Pier in Stann Creek District. Police Investigation continues.

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