Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Property Developer In Court for N7m Scam


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, November 3, 2014 arraigned Alhaji Hakeem M. Ashogbon, a Lagos property developer, before Justice Sedoten Ogunsanya of the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja on a 5- count charge bordering on stealing and forgery.

According to a press release by the EFCC, troubles came for Ashogbon, 58, when he allegedly reneged on an agreement he made in 1989, with an owner of an un-completed property in Somolu, Lagos. In the agreement, he was supposed to complete the property and collect rent on it for five years, and return the property to the owner.
However, Ashogbon reportedly completed the property and for twelve years, he failed to remit any rent to the owner. Besides, he allegedly forged a power of attorney, in concert with his lawyer, Barrister John Lumanze, conferring the ownership of the property to himself.

When the charges were read to him, he pleaded not guilty.

One of the charges read:
“Alhaji Hakeem M. Ashogbon (Trading under the name and style of Hamashogbon Investment and Property Developer) between 1991 and 3rd day of March, 2011 whilst being the developer and caretaker of the property comprising two units mini-flats, room and parlour and several single rooms situate, lying and being at No. 29, Odunlami Street, Shomolu, Lagos State, within the Ikeja Judicial Division of this honourable court converted to your own use the sum of N7, 000,000.00 (Seven Million Naira)”.

In view of his plea, prosecuting counsel, Kamil Bashiru asked for a trial date and prayed the court to remand the accused in prison custody.

However, defence counsel, Prince A. Adejare asked for a short adjournment to enable him file his bail application.

After listening to both counsel, Justice Ogunsanya adjourned the matter to December16, 2014 for trial and ordered that the defendant be remanded in Kirikiri Maximum prison.


  1. Good news! This will serve as lesson to other dubious estate agents who are in d habit of defrauding people.
    "ooni bo ninu e"

  2. Chief Ajib'ogun soro7 November 2014 at 09:03

    Olori buruku! the man shld be sentenced to 100 yrs imprisonment.
    the face looks like that of someone residing in eyin oja part of Isolo the law shld take its course. OOOOLE ! BARAWO!

  3. Adajo, eegbodo fi sile o! Nse ni ki e dajo iku fun oooo.
    iru awon eeyan bayi ko dara lawujo wa. E ma gba ebe re rara.
    eniti gbogbo aiye mo ni oni jibiti ni o.
    asogbon ooni bo ninu eyi o!

  4. Ogbeni Rafiu Akanni Amoo, Eyin Oja Isolo7 November 2014 at 09:13

    Haaaa! Ase ole ni iwo ogbeni yi. Iwo lo da ija sile ninu ebi ti oti fe iyawo. O nko egbon si awon omo aburo re. Ase nitori ki ole gba ile lowo egbon ti oje baba iyawo re ni. Ase eeyan ni ole! Oole bo ninu eyi ti o wo yio!

  5. Adesupo Family of Igbo-Owu, Kwara State7 November 2014 at 09:16

    Oti tan fun iwo ogbeni yi! Iwo lo nda idile to laririn ru lati iye ojo yi.
    awon ti won te ilu igbo-owu do koni je ki o bo ninu eyi tio wo yio.

  6. Ka Chineke ka ị adiahade na na nga na dịghị mgbe kwụpụ nnwere onwe n'ala ọzọ . Nke ahụ bụ otú o si Ghọgbuo Gị ezinụlọ m gburugburu Lagos Island na anyị ka nọ disarray dị ka anyị na-ekwu

  7. This man looks very sick and need of help, please judge temper justice with mercy.


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