Wickedness: House agent arraigned for duping 214 persons

A house agent, Mr. Hakeem Olanrewaju, 44, has

been arraigned before court 1, Yaba Magistrate's

Court on 429 counts by the State Criminal

Investigation Department, for allegedly defrauding

214 accommodation seekers.

The complainants had approached Olanrewaju to

assist with their accommodation needs.

The charge sheet, which numbered over 100 pages

revealed that Olanrewaju had collected sums

ranging from N1.5m to N350, 000 from each of the

complainants within nine months.

It reads in part, "That you, Hakeem Olanrewaju, m,

and others at large between the month of August

2012 to April 2013 at 12 Daniel Makinde Street, Ketu

in Lagos in the Lagos Magisterial District did

conspire among yourselves to commit felony to wit:

obtaining money under false pretences and

stealing, and thereby committed an offence

punishable under section 409 of the Criminal Law of

Lagos State of Nigeria, 2011"

Olanrewaju pleaded not guilty to the charges.

His defence counsel prayed the court to grant him

bail under liberal terms.

The magistrate, Mr. P.A Ojo agreed to admit the

defendant on bail upon the payment of N500,000

with two sureties each in like sum.

The case was adjourned till June 19.

Source: PUNCH NG!

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