FRAUD: Documents Shows How Senator's Wife Defrauded Tenants In Abuja

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Hajia Amina, whose husband was a two-term Home of Representatives member elected on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress in 2019, allegedly deceived several house searchers when she sublet a house she rented.

According to multiple documents obtained by SaharaReporters, Hajia Amina Jauro, the wife of Senator Lawal Gumau of Bauchi South District in the National Assembly, has been accused of housing property fraud in the Gwarinpa region of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Hajia Amina, whose husband was a two-term Home of Representatives member elected on the ticket of the All Progressives Congress in 2019, allegedly deceived several house searchers when she sublet a house she rented.

According to the documents, Amina pretended to be the house owner and issued tenancy agreements to new tenants on a property she rented.

SaharaReporters received documents of the illegal leasing agreements signed by Hajia Amina for the new tenants, as well as a payment slip to her account.

One of the victims deposited N300,000 into her account, while the amounts deposited by the other victims could not be determined at the time of this report.

“Madam, good morning; someone is trying to take possession of your property in Gwarinpa, Abuja. Please reach out to whoever is appointed caretaker of the property. A concerned tenant who knows you as the owner of the property is trying to verify before she can pay the lady who is claiming ownership,” the whistleblower said in a text.

Speaking with SaharaReporters, Ofili’s lawyer, Barrister Geoffrey Ugwuayi, stated that the bubble burst when they wrote to the Senator’s wife to renew her rent but was not forthcoming.

He sent a copy of the letter “Notice for Rent Renewal” given to the Senator’s wife, dated March 2, 2021, and another one, March 22, 2021.

“As you are aware that your rent for the four-bedroom duplex and three rooms en suite Boys Quarters situated in the above-mentioned address, which covers the period of February 25, 2020, to February 24, 2021, had expired on February 24, which was the date of the anniversary.

“We, therefore, wish to use this medium to notify you that we have our client’s instruction to remind you to renew your rent of the sum of N3,500,000 per annum, which will cover the period of February 25, 2021, to February 24, 2022. Moreover, we wish to also bring to your notice that it is a settled law that in the absence of no contrary intention that rent is paid in advance,” the letter partly reads.

Replying through her lawyer, M.A Ajara, the Senator’s wife, has April 30, 2021, for payment but still had not done so at the time of filing this report, thereby necessitating a court notice.

“Our client acknowledges the receipt of your letter dated March 2, 2021, on the above subject matter and apologizes for not responding immediately. This is because she has not been around, and the letter was received in her absence and forwarded to her.

“In respect of the subject matter above, our client intends to renew her rent and appeal that your client gives her a little more time, within which to renew her rent. In this regard, she craves the indulgence of your client to further indulge her till the end of this month as she assures your client that the rent will be paid on or before April 30, 2021.”

SaharaReporters learned that the tenants, Hajia Amina sublet the house to, are confused at the moment and are presently fighting hard to get back their rents, but they had not been able to reach the Senator’s wife.


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