Abuja estate agent jailed for N8.4 million fraud

Agent allegedly broke an agreement with the Ministry of Education.

An Abuja High Court, on Thursday, sentenced an estate agent, Agboworin Omole, to 15 months imprisonment for fraudulently collecting N8.4 million from the Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja.

Mr. Omole, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a one-count charge, was convicted without an option of fine by presiding Judge, Abubakar Umar.

In August 2001, the convict was said to have had a two-year contractual agreement with the Education ministry as an estate agent for the lease of a property at Plot 606, Lingui Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, with an N8.4 million agency fee.

He, however, failed to deliver on the agreement and all effort by the Ministry of Education to obtain a refund of the agency fee proved futile.

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