Estate Agent Docked For Fraud


An estate agent, Adesina Ibrahim Adewale, 35, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Magistrate’s Court  sitting in Isheri, Lagos, Nigeria for obtaining money under false pretence.

The police prosecutor, Sergeant Rotimi Okoye arraigned the accused on a two-count charge of felony and  obtaining money under false pretence.

According to the prosecutor, Adesina obtained N200,000 from one Olayemi Ogundami on the pretence of  providing her with a three-bedroom flat, which he failed to provided.

The police alleged further that Adesina who claimed to be a graduate of Engineering from the  University of Ilorin, Kwara State, failed to return the woman’s money to her.

The offences are punishable under sections 516 and 419 of the Criminal Code, Cap. 17, Vol.11, Laws of  Lagos State, Nigeria, 2003.

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The trial magistrate, Mrs. M.I. Dan Oni admitted him on bail in the sum of N50,000 with two sureties  in like sum. The sureties, she directed, must produce evidence of tax payment to the Lagos State  government and one of them must be his blood relation.

The matter has been adjourned till 23 February, 2011 for mention.

—Oluwatunmise Ige

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