A 45-year-old man has been dragged to court for selling his father's house to two buyers at the same time.
45-year-old Olusanya Ajala, is in trouble for allegedly selling off his late father's house to two different buyers, thereby denying his three siblings access to their father's property.
The prodigal son reportedly sold the building which comprises eight rooms and three boys’ quarters, located on Ajala Close in the Ijaiye area of Lagos, to a businesswoman, Anita Ojuola, and another buyer whose name was yet to be ascertained, without the consent of his siblings, all women.
It was gathered that Ojuola had indicated interest in buying the property after an estate agent introduced her to Ajala and she paid the sum of N3.5m.
She later paid the sum of N1m into a bank account provided by Ajala on March 9, 2015, with a promise to pay the balance towards the end of April. She was issued a power of attorney to the property by the seller but it later turned out it was forged.
But trouble however started when Ajala became evasive and refused to meet the woman who had demanded to meet with his sisters before she would pay the N2.5m balance.
When she eventually tracked him down a month later, she discovered that Ajala and his sisters, had sold the same house to another buyer who had started renovation works on the building.
Upon the discovery, the matter was reported at the Ijaiye-Ojokoro Police Station, leading to Ajala’s arrest.