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Real Estate Agent Arrested In Enugu For Defrauding House Owner

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April 5, 2016 – Real Estate Agent Arrested In Enugu For Renting Out Property Without Owner’s Consent

A 48-year-old man, Samuel Edeh was on Monday arraigned before an Enugu North Magistrates’ Court for allegedly renting out a property belonging to another person without his consent.

The Prosecutor, Mr Mathew Eze told court that the complainant (one H.E Ogboko) reported the matter at New Haven Police station which led to the arrest of the accused.

He said that upon investigation, the accused person admitted renting out a property belonging to the complainant located in New Haven area of Enugu and converted the proceeds valued at N250, 000 to personal use.

Eze said that the accused also damaged a wooden door and louvers of the said property and sold some materials the complainant left in his store and valued at N150, 000, without his consent.

The prosecutor said that the accused was later charged for malicious damage and stealing.

“There was a counter claim by the accused person in his statement claiming that he used the money realized from the property to affect some maintenance on the building without the knowledge of the complaint.

“There was no estimate or receipt from the accused to show that he actually renovated the building,’’ Eze said.

He alleged that efforts made for the accused to refund the money was futile, which necessitated the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in-charge of New Haven Police Station to charge the accused to court in the interest of justice.




  1. fifelomo

    April 5, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Stealing by trick.

  2. Olanrewaju

    April 5, 2016 at 7:08 PM

    That is an act of 419,he should refund the money back to the owner,so as to avoid further embarrassment

  3. Maryf

    April 5, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Greed leads to stealing. What is all these rubbish about? I’m really tired of people who can not be contended with what they have. God forbid.

  4. D Hunter

    April 5, 2016 at 8:37 PM

    The big question is who and what even gave him (Mr. Samuel Edeh), the right to the property in the first place?
    How could one just impound on another man‘s property and try to reap from where he has not sowed? What sort of shit was that?

    I don go sef….

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    April 6, 2016 at 7:59 AM

    It is people like this thief that makes Nigerians deface everywhere with “This property is not for sale” sign. Without the consent of the owner, stealing features prominently among other things this guy has done and I hope he is punished so he and other aspirant thiefs might not target property of some old people who might not have the energy to pursue protracted court cases to recover their property, not mentioning the unfortunate defrauded “tenant” he attempted to rent out the property to.

  6. sola olaniyi

    April 6, 2016 at 8:03 AM

    He should return the money or go to jail

  7. sharon stone

    April 6, 2016 at 12:49 PM


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