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N34m Property scam: Two arraigns for defrauding 15 home-seekers

N34m Property scam: Two arraigns for defrauding 15 home-seekers
N34m Property scam: Two arraigns for defrauding 15 home-seekers

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned Aminat Musa, Chief Executive Officer, Rabahaska International Company Limited, and Adekoyejo Gbadebo, Director, El-Gafok Investment Nigeria Limited for defrauding 15 home-seekers in a N34 million property scam.

According to the statement by EFCC on the property scam, Musa and Gbadebo were brought before Justice M.A. Nasir of a Federal Capital Territory, FCT High Court, Jabi, on February 19, 2019 and are facing a 17-count charge bordering on advance fee fraud and forgery.

They are alleged to have at various times in 2017 carried out this property scam where they collected various sums of money from their victims, amounting to N34,175,350 in the guise that they were building an estate to be known as Munauwara Estate/Rabahaska International Co, and had allocated houses to them.

They also allegedly forged certain documents captioned, Ministry for Federal Capital Territory, El-Gafok Investment Nigeria Limited, Plot No ED2045, Sabon Lugbe East Extension Layout dated 20/5/2002.

One of the counts reads in part:
“That you, Aminat Musa (CEO, Rabahaska international CompanyLimited and Prince Adekoyejo Gbadebo (Director, El-Gafok), sometime in 2017, in Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, with intent to defraud obtained the aggregate sum of N8,500,000 only from Abubakar Sadiq Barka under the false pretence that you were capable of building an estate to be known as Munauwara Estate/Rabahaska Intl Co wherefrom building was allocated to him, which you knew to be false”.

They pleaded “not guilty” to the charges/property scam.
Counsel for the first and second defendants, Maman Mayaki and Ify Ofou, thereafter, moved the bail application for their clients, which was dated February 11, 2019.

Responding, counsel for the EFCC, Ayo Fadahunsi, opposed the bail application for Aminat, and urged the Court to “resolve all the issues raised in the prosecution’s counter-affidavit”.

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