31st July, 2013
About 100 duped Ketu house seekers stormed the office of Governor Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday with placards to seek help, saying the government is the last hope of the common man.
The frustrated house seekers said they decided to come to Governor Fashola’s office because the number of those duped has continued to skyrocket and the money collected from them is about N30 million.
About 100 petitions have been submitted at the State Criminal Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba and the landlord Salawudeen Ishola has been arrested.
The duped tenants alleged that he is trying to bribe his way out of the cell and has promised to pay back the money in six months.
The house seekers reacted angrily at this, saying many of them are homeless, broke and traumatised.
“Where do we go from here? We have now calculated part of the money swindled from us and it has reached N30 million. We are homeless. We do not have anywhere to go. The government must come to our aid and make it hard for other landlords or developers to take people’s money just like that,” said Damola Adebunmi, one of the duped house seekers.
The protesting house seekers brandished placards that read: “We need our money; Please help, our governor. We are homeless; Help us. The government is the last hope of the citizens. Please help.”
Last week, a meeting between CSP Adegoke and the duped house seekers was held during which he assured them that justice would be done.
Police sources revealed that the land belongs to C. K. Olakehinde.
At the time of going to press, the house seekers were billed to meet with the governor.