House Seekers Storm Apartment after Getting Duped By Agent, Demand for Refund in Video

House Seekers Storm Apartment after Getting Duped By Agent, Demand for Refund in Video

  • Over 100 people have been duped by an agent after paying thousands of naira to rent an apartment in Surulere
  • Reports gathered that the fraudulent agent and developer rented the same apartment to over 100 people
  • Days after securing a huge sum of money from the house seekers, the agent disappeared leaving them in a state of agony

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Some house seekers have cried out on social media for help after being defrauded of their hard-earned money by a self-acclaimed agent.

The agent reportedly took money from over 100 people who wanted to secure a house in the Surulere area of Lagos.

However, days after paying off their rent to the agent, they found out that several others paid for the same apartment.

Agent dupes over 100 people, apartment, Surulere
Agent dupes over 100 house seekers Photo Credit: Punch
Source: UGC

They have now called for government intervention to recover their monies as some of them claimed that they used up all their savings in renting the house.

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The victims who spoke during an interview with Punch, narrated how they paid different sums of money and ended up with no apartment.

Nigerians react to sad incident

C_oluwafunminiayo said:

"Landlords should stop using agent, if they are not around, they should hand over to a law firm! Agents are making life difficult!!!"

Abiolaolusegun.o commented:

"For those who praise Yahoo boys. This is the kind of pain they cause other people."

Asiwaju80 asked:

"How can u be paying for house under Construction? No be juju be that."

Taofeekkkk suggested:

"Make them sell the house share money."

I_amyemmie said:

"Omo I paid developer rent too. I hope my story doesn’t end like this o."

Luxuryskinfix wrote:

"Where will that widow start from now."

Ativieinnocent wrote:

"They are calling on the government to help them recover their money. Imagine asking Alibaba to help you catch one of his boys."

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Meanwhile, previously reported that a South Korean national identified as Keun Sig Kim has fallen victim of fraud that has resulted in the loss of Ghc583,112.

According to reports, Kim, unknowingly paid a Nigerian herbalist the huge sum for the purchase of gorilla liver, lion skull, elephant skin and intestine.

The herbalist identified as Jamiu Isiaka allegedly impersonated the GMD of NNPC and SA to president on media and publicity, promising to grant Keun NNPC license to purchase a company.

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