16th June, 2010
An estate agent, identified as Alhaji Kayode, in Ajah, Lagos, Nigeria, has been arrested by the men of Force Criminal Investigation Department (FCID), Alagbon, Lagos, for duping about 300 prospective tenants.
The agent, who operates with the name Kone Investment, situated at 4, Akibu Akinsanya Close, Owode, Langbasa-Ajah, Lagos, was arrestedÂ by the police when his victims reported the matterÂ to FCID.It was learnt that the estate agent used two separate buildings, situated at Owode-Langbasa, with four flats, six room and parlours, two rooms and parlours, aÂ boysâ€™ quarter and four shops, to defraud his victims of about N28 million.
One of the victims, Mr. Akeem Muhammed, a staff of German Auto Centre showed P.M.NEWS the photocopy receipt of N175, 000, issued to him for a self-contained apartment he paid for since 8 February, 2010.
Muhammed told P.M.NEWS that he got to know the estate agent through another agent, and when his hope was dashed on the property, he went back to the agent that linked them. But he later heard that the man had been arrested. When P.M.NEWS called at FCID, a police source confirmed that the man was in their custody but said he can only comment on the matter after investigations had been concluded.