-Fake engineer bags 1,230 years in prison over N28m scam
– A Lagos court finds self-proclaimed site engineer and housing agent, Babatunde Habeeb, guilty of conspiring to obtain N28m under false pretence
– The EFCC says his accomplice, Alhaji Salaudeen, is on the run
– Obono-Obla reiterates FG’s commitment to fighting corruption at launch of DoroCorruption Mobile
A self-proclaimed site engineer and housing agent, Babatunde Habeeb, has been sentenced to 1,230 years imprisonment by a Lagos state high court in Igbosere for N28 million scam.
It was reported that the court convicted the accused for defrauding 101 accommodation seekers under the pretext of renting them 13 apartments in a building at Alapere-Ketu, Lagos.
Justice Oluwatoyin Ipaye found Habeeb, also known as Babatunde Salaudeen, guilty of 82 counts of conspiring with his elder brother, Alhaji Ishola Salaudeen, and obtaining the N28m under false pretense.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) said Alhaji Salaudeen, who owns the property, is on the run.
The commission said the convict committed the offense in 2013. When delivering the judgment, the court stated that the EFCC proved its case beyond reasonable doubt.
Meanwhile, the special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on prosecution, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla has reiterated the federal government’s commitment in strengthening the anti-corruption fight in Nigeria.
Obono-Obla made the statement at the official launch of DoroCorruption Mobile App and Inauguration of Lawyers Network Against Corruption in Abuja on Thursday, March 14.
He however noted that three years is not enough to fight corruption in the country.