The Police on Wednesday, 16 August, 2023, in Lagos arraigned six estate agents, who allegedly duped accommodation seekers to the tune of N16.62 million.
The defendants are Lukman Katibi, Rotimi Ige, Samuel Adeniyi, Olusegun Abayomi, Thomas Ajayi and Hamzat Saheed. The defendants, whose addresses were not given, appeared before an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court.
They are charged with obtaining N16.62 million under false pretences and stealing. They, however, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Insp Innocent Odugbo, told the court that the defendants, on different dates in April, May and June, conspired with others at large to fraudulently obtain the sum from their victims.
He added that the defendants conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause breach of peace by stealing from their victims under false pretences.