PROPERTY FRAUD: WOMAN CHARGED TO COURT FOR SWINDLING ANOTHER 21MIL

A 36-year-old woman, Adejumoke Barretto, on Monday, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly obtaining N21.2 million under false pretence from one Omolara Ojosipe. Barretto, who is resident in Mushin area of Lagos, is facing a two-count charge of stealing and obtaining by false pretence. The Prosecutor, ASP Peter Nwangwu, told the court that the defendant committed the offence in February 2018 at Alaba Street, Mushin, Lagos. Nwangwu said the defendant conspired with others at large to fraudulently obtain N21.2 million from the complainant on the pretext of…

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PROPERTY AGENT DEFRAUDS 200 PEOPLE OVER 50MILLION NAIRA IN LAGOS

Deji Lambo The police have arrested a real estate developer, Alabi Idowu, for allegedly defrauding over 200 intending tenants in a newly-constructed building at No. 1 Karimu Street, off Oyebanjo Street, Alapere, Ketu, Lagos State. PUNCH Metro gathered that the developer allegedly also posed as the landlord of the building to defraud the prospective tenants to the tune of N50m. The developer, while negotiating with the accommodation seekers, reportedly informed them that finishing touches had to be applied on the building before they could move into their flats. After payment, Idowu…

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SEPTUAGENARIAN LAGOSIAN ACCUSES AMBODE’S COMMISSIONER OF HIJACKING HIS LAND

Akinpelu Dada     A septuagenarian, Mr Afolabi Banjoko, has accused the Lagos State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Oluwatoyin Suarau, of illegally and forcefully hijacking his land on Plot 8 Akinyele Street, off Jonathan Coker Road, Iju Station, in the Oko Oba area of the state, and building on it. He said he acquired the land from his aunt, Mrs Omolola Alabi, the daughter of the late Jonathan Coker. According to Banjoko, a retired engineer with the National Oil Company, the commissioner used his position and influence to start building on the…

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AYOBO RESIDENTS CRY OUT OVER LAND TUSSLE: OUR LIVES NO LONGER SAFE

….Beg MKO Abiola’s families to settle rift immediately to avoid bloodshed By Olasunkanmi Akoni lagos—For the umpteenth time, residents of 400 acres of land in Abiola Farms, Ayobo, located at Igbo Ilogbo, Ayobo, Ipaja-Ayobo Local Council Development Area, LCDA, Lagos State, comprising of seven Community Development Associations, have called on relevant authorities to come to their aid as their lives were under daily threat from hoodlums who invaded their community recently. File: Land The disputed land, the residents claimed belong to Radio Communication Nigeria, RCN, Limited, owned by late Philanthropist,…

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FAKE SETATE AGENT DUPES NEWLY WEDDED, PASTOR 3.9MIL

Deji Lambo Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested five fake estate agents for allegedly defrauding a newly-wed couple of the sum of N900,000, being rent for a three-bedroom flat in the Ikeja area of the state. The suspects are Elabor Aruoya, who allegedly posed as the landlord; Adeshina Abegunde, who provided the accounts used for perpetrating the fraud; Olamide Ojajinu, who took the victims to the house; Segun Adewale and Matthew Adeniyi. The Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Mu’azu, while parading the suspects during a press briefing on…

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