A US-based Nigerian busnessman was disoriented in Lagos, when arrive operators drove him to the tidal pond after the part-installment for 150 plots offered for N787.5 million.
Kennedy Chukwuemeka Nwabuoku told analysts drove by DCP Abutu Yaro, at the Force Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Department (FCIID), Alagbon, how he had paid N577, 590, 792 in portions among different charges, in addition to another N18million for hedge clearing in February, and how the operators were sending him pictures and recordings of caterpillars in real life at the indicated site at Ifedele Agunbiade Village, Sangotedo, in Eti-Osa range of Lagos.
Nwabuoku told the police that he purchased the inconspicuous land with an outside accomplice and had paid in guardian put stock in, sending monies on various events through his organization, KenBouk Global Investment Ltd.
Recognized as Emeka Okoronkwo and Michael Owolabi Alonge, the operators, as per Nwabuoku, had offered the land available to be purchased at N5, 250, 000 for every plot with Certificate of Occupancy (C of O).
NewsmakersNG learnt that individuals from Nwabuoku's family in Nigeria who needed to see the site were informed that the land was in a region purchased by noticeable Nigerians like previous President Olusegun Obasanjo and Oba Riliwanu Akiolu, and it was cordoned off with the goal that common nationals couldn't get entrance.
When he ended up noticeably suspicious, Nwabuoku sent the C of O to a companion to confirm, and the companion found that no such land or area depicted in the record existed.
He chose to visit Nigeria and examine the land for which he had paid the property operator, Okoronkwo, who was recognized as proprietor of Kings Court Realtors at Plot 321A, Akin Ogunlewe Street, Victoria Island.
When he was tested by the police on November 8, 2017, Okoronkwo professedly conceded that he gathered N603, 000, 000 for 100 plots, organization expenses and legitimate charges through exchanges to Kings Court Realtors' records in two banks.
Investigators found that Nwabuoku moved the monies in the accompanying request over a period: N229, 000, 000, N86, 000, 000, N120, 000, 000, N41, 300, 000, N11, 291, 000, and N90, 000, 000.
They likewise found that the C of O given to Nwabuoku is a phony one, and that Alonge who acquainted him with Okoronkwo "engineered the extortion".
As per the criminologists, imaginary people were recorded in the Deed of Assignment that the presumed fraudsters likewise provided for Nwabuoku.
At the point when Nwabuoku arrived and demanded he should see the site before facilitate installments, Alonge purportedly took him to an area far inside a lush territory that prompted the tidal pond with kayaks backpedaling and forward.
"Mr Michael Owolabi Alonge began pointing around and towards the tidal pond, as though he didn't know where the land is any longer," Nwabuoku expressed in his appeal to the police.
Whenever Nwabuoku, who had been given no receipt, requested a discount, he said that the suspects had debilitated to execute him in the event that he neglects to stay silent on the exchange.
Criminologists have finished their examination and the issue has been accused to court of Sgt Morufu Animashaun as police legal counselor.
Worldintel later learnt that Alonge is on the run.
There was a capture warrant for Okoronkwo who professedly got the installments, and he will show up in court on December 5.
The case is pending before Chief Magistrate (Mrs) Abimbola Komolafe of Magistrate Court 3, Igbosere, in Lagos.