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Lagos agent scams house seekers of N962,000

The Magistrate, M.I. Dan-Oni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.

• September 22, 2022
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Court room

An estate agent, Olanrewaju Animasaun, on Thursday, appeared before a Surulere Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly defrauding three accommodation seekers of N962,000.

Mr Animasaun, 51, is facing a two-court charge of obtaining money by false pretence and stealing.

The prosecutor, Inspector Courage Ekhueorohan, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 6 at Adetola Street, Aguda, Surulere, Lagos.

Mr Ekhueorohan said that the defendant collected the N962,000 from the complainants,  Afeez Olalekan, Elizabeth Uzoechi and Adewale Sholeye, on the pretext that he would help them rent different apartments, which he failed to do.

He stated further that the defendant converted the money to his personal use and that all efforts at retrieving the money proved abortive.

According to Mr Ekhueorohan, the offences contravene Sections 280 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

The Magistrate, M.I. Dan-Oni, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N200,000, with two sureties in like sum.

Ms Dan-Oni, thereafter, adjourned the case till October 7 for mention. 


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