Fraud – 55 year old Estate agent arraigned for swindling clients off N1 million

A 55-year-old man, Suleman Akinyemi, was on Wednesday charged before a Surulere Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly defrauding four accommodation seekers of N1million.

Suleman, who resides at No. 10, Soloki St., Aguda in Surulere is facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, stealing and obtaining money under false pretences.

The accused, however, denied the charges.

But the prosecutor, Sgt. Christopher Okoliko insisted that the accused with three others still at large committed the offences between June and July at the residence of the accused.

Illustration of two keys linked to a house shaped fob
Illustration of two keys linked to a house shaped fob

“The accused collected N1.09 million from four people to get mini-flats for them, but failed to do so.

“He collected N310, 000, N450, 000 N180,000 and N150,000 respectively the complainants.’’

The offences contravened Sections 285(1), 312 (1),(a) and 409 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2011.

Ruling on the bail applications of the accused, the Magistrate, Mrs. M.I. Dan-Oni, granted him bail in the sum of N500,000 with two responsible sureties.

She said one of the sureties should be a landlord in Lagos.

The case was adjourned to Sept. 7 for hearing. (NAN)


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