2 Estates Agents Charged With Stealing Tenants’ Properties


Two estate agents are being accused of conspiracy and stealing before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court, in Lagos.  They are Samson Erinosho,65 and Toyin Rotimi, 64. The prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, told the court that the defendants while purportedly acting on behalf of a landlord evacuated the properties of two tenants without their knowing.

Ayorinde said the defendants removed the windows and doors of two tenants, namely Experience Amedu and Alex Afekhena. The tenants, who were away at the time, returned to meet their belongings in the public. They claimed in their report to the police that some of their personal effects were stolen. The items, according to the police, were “a television set, an electrical iron, a laptop, clothing, six pairs of shoes, a standing fan, a set of DVD player, luggage and a GOTV decoder.” The goods and cash amount N495,000.

“The accused conducted themselves in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace by breaking the complainants’ windows and doors to gain access into their rooms to steal,” said Ayorinde.

However, the defendants pleaded “not guilty”, following which trial magistrate, B.O. Osunsanmi admitted them to a bail of N200, 000 each and two sureties each in the like sum. Also, the sureties should be gainfully employed and must show evidence of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.

The case was adjourned until June 13 for mention.

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