- An alleged impersonator of House Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila was caught and charged in court
- The accused is Suleiman Gbajabiamila was accused of making an in Defrauding UK-based Nigerians out of N30 million.
- However, he has pleaded not guilty to two counts of the charge against him, which borders on theft and misrepresentation
< p class="align-left">Lagos, Yaba – The Lagos State Police Command has indicted Suleiman Gbajabiamila, a 62-year-old man, in Yaba’s Chief Magistrate’s Court 1 on alleged fraud in the amount of 30 million N, reported The Guardian.
According to the newspaper, Gbajabiamila duped a UK-based Nigerian, Lateef Adeyemo.
Gbajabiamila is said to face two counts of theft and false presentation, which could result in a prison sentence under Section 287 of the Lagos State Criminal Code 2015.
On the charge, brought to justice by the Police Prosecutor, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Folorunso, the A Defendant posed as a real estate agent last year.
It has been established that between September and October 2021 he paid the sum of N30 million needed to purchase a two bedroom apartment for Adeyemo fraudulently collected and converted for his own use.
Defendant pleads not guilty
In the meantime, the defendant pleaded with respect pleaded not guilty to the charges against him and was remanded in custody pending a further hearing on Monday 25 July.
In response to the court case, the betrayed victim told Adeyemo, that Gbajabiamila deceived people by impersonating a House Speaker named Femi Gbajabiamila.
“I met him through two men and started ending up making money for him. He even showed us keys to the house and pictures and I never suspected him at first.
“I realized he had cheated on me when he stopped taking our calls in January 2022. The guys who introduced him asked me not to worry because his brother is the Speaker of the House.
“I never knew he was a thief. He made a fake bill of exchange when I asked him to return my money and said he paid the money.
“The total money is N31 million because they collected N1 million as commission but it is not included.”
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