Estate Agent Dupes 159 Accommodation Seekers N45m

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Paul Iyoghojie

A 50 years old man, Emmanuel Olajide, an estate agent has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly collecting about N45m from 159 accommodation seekers with the pretext of renting out flats, mini flats and a self-contained apartments to them.

The accused, according to police’s investigation used a one story building with 13 rooms at 38b, Frank Street,Agboju Amuwo, Lagos to perpetrate the alleged fraud.

The accused allegedly collected various sums of money ranging from N260,000 and N700,000 from the victims to rent out the apartments to them after he allegedly lied to them that he was the owner of the building, whereas the building belonged to some else.

Police said that when the victims discovered that they had been duped by the accused, they went back to the building after payment to collect their keys from the agents and met…



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