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Fake land agents bag three years’ jail term for N3.5m fraud

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has sentenced two fake land agents, Adebayo O. Falade and Apata Francis, to three years imprisonment for N3.5million fraud.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo convicted the duo of obtaining the sum from the complainant, Tosin Ajisafe Aluko, by pretense.

The defendants, in May 2015, falsely presented themselves as owners and persons capable of selling a property at the stadium area of Ado Ekiti, but they had already sold the property in question to someone else.

The judge observed that the defendants went on a spending spree as soon as they received alerts.

He held that the Police successfully proved the two counts of conspiracy and fraud against the duo beyond reasonable doubt.

The judgment followed a nearly four-year proceedings and was delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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