Estate agent bags 1,230 years jail for duping 101

Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye of a Lagos High Court, Igbosere, yesterday, sentenced an estate agent, Babatunde Habeeb, also known as Babatunde Salawudeen, to 1,230 years in prison.
The convict duped 101 prospective tenants of N28 million, at 59 Oriola, in Alapere Ketu area of Lagos state.
He was found guilty of the 82-count charge of conspiring with his brother, Alhaji Ishola Salawudeen, still at large, and obtaining the sum of N28 million under false pretence from unsuspecting accommodation seekers.
The charges include conspiracy, obtaining under false pretences, stealing and fraud brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Habeeb promised to rent out 13 apartments to the accommodation seekers, from whom he collected various sums, issued them receipts and disappeared thereafter.

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