A Real Estate Development and Consulting Company, Winhomes Global Services Ltd, has warned the public against doing business with suspected land grabber, Samson Ubuane, alongside a firm, One Square Meter Limited.
Winhomes Global Services Ltd owns over 17 hectares of land in the Okun Ajah area of Lagos known as Winhomes Estate.
A statement from the firm through its General Manager (GM), Taiwo Ajayi, stated that Winhomes purchased 10 hectares from Etisalat Multipurpose Cooperative Society, and the other 7.3 hectares from Adekambi (1.1 hectares) and Agbationika (2.1 hectares) families both of Okun Ajah extraction and origin, Ooni of Ife & 3 other families (50 plots), Don Sunny Ezekwere (0.2 hectares), Austin Chuma Ozueorah (0.1 hectares), Femi Adelaja (0.3 hectares), and Barrister Teslim Adewuyi (0.3 hectares), all in the same location.
Winhomes equally issued an official disclaimer against Ubuane and ONE SQMT Ltd, purporting to own 25 hectares of land in Okun Ajah and deceiving unsuspecting public regarding the same.
The statement reads: “Winhomes Global Services Ltd are the owners of Winhomes Estate, an estate development spanning a little over 17 hectares of land which were purchased as follows: 10 hectares from Etisalat Multipurpose Cooperative Society, and the other 7.3 hectares from the following and as follows;
Adekambi (1.1 hectares) and Agbationika (2.1 hectares) families both of Okun Ajah extraction and origin, Ooni of Ife & 3 other families (50 plots), Don Sunny Ezekwere (0.2 hectares), Austin Chuma Ozueorah (0.1 hectares), Femi Adelaja (0.3 hectares), Barrister Teslim Adewuyi (0.3 hectares).
“We have been in peaceful possession of the subject property for over two years. We commenced clearing in January 2021, construction of perimeter fence in February 2021 and sand filling in March 2021.
“Sometime in August 2021, an agent whose client bought five (5) plots of land from Winhomes Estate called to inform me that someone who owned 200 plots of land close to our estate was interested in selling.
“We requested a meeting with the seller and on 12th August 2021 at about 6:00 pm, our General Manager met with one Samson Ubuane at his restaurant at 8d, Lai Yusuf Crescent, Lekki Phase I.
“He described the location of the property to the General Manager and told him he was interested in selling at N15m (Fifteen Million Naira) per plot, but he could go a little lower if our interest in the property is serious.
“Our General Manager requested the title documents, and he asked that we formalize the discussion before he would release the documents. He requested that we send a letter of intent (attached), which was sent on 13th August 2021 to his email address, and on the 14th August 2021, he sent a Deed of Assignment via the same email.
“The Deed of Assignment (attached) showed that he bought the 200 plots from the Agbationika family, and it was executed by himself, one Andrew Archer (Witness), and the accredited representatives of the Agbationika family. We put a call through to the Secretary of the Agbationika family and also sent him the document for verification.
“The family secretary denied ever sighting or signing that document, dismissing it as a forged document. A closer look at the document also revealed several pointers to the fact that the document was a forgery.
“The agent who had attempted to broker the deal was duly informed and also advised to stay away from deals like this that could get him in trouble. I saw this as another failed scam attempt.
“The land Samson Ubuane attempted to sell to us forms part of the 17 hectares referred to earlier, as Winhomes Estate.
“In May 2022, we got an invitation to FCIID Abuja, further to a petition that was brought against our Company by ONE SQMT LTD, whose MD claimed we stole his land and are currently working on it.
“The invitation was honoured by the General Manager, who was shocked to find out that the same Samson Ubuane who had failed almost a year ago in his attempt to defraud Winhomes Global Services Ltd is the same petitioner claiming that Winhomes had stolen his land.
“The only difference this time is the Deed of Assignment he holds, which he claimed to have obtained from another family – Olukosi family, referring to the Certificate of Occupancy issued by the Lagos State Government in 2006 with file number 69/69/2006AC and was revoked by a judgment of Justice Atinuke Ipaye in 2017 in a suit LD/169/2012 filed before the Lagos State High Court, Ikeja judicial division.
“Samson Ubuane now has two different Deeds of Assignment from two different families for the same portion of land. We have on countless occasions intercepted his agents on our property with unsuspecting prospective clients on inspection, and on every such occasion, we have exposed the fraudulent scheme.
“Only recently, a prospect whose friend is based in Canada asked to go inspect the property being marketed to him by Samson Ubuane was met with shock when our General Manager sighted them from afar, approached the man and exposed their shenanigans.
“The agent, upon sighting the General Manager, took to his heels, abandoning the “client” he took on inspection. We have also intercepted a fraudulent provisional survey plan with Samson Ubuane’s name boldly written on it, claiming over 25 hectares of land belong to him.
“This is to notify the public that Samson Ubuane is in no way connected to Winhomes Global Services Ltd, the owners of Winhomes Estate, and therefore is not authorized to sell an inch of the afore-mentioned property.
“Whoever transacts with him or any of his cronies does so at his or her own risk, as the company will not take liability for losses suffered through such dealings.
“We are in full possession of the subject property, and our staff and security are available 100% of the time to answer any enquiry.
“This matter has been reported to the appropriate authorities, and investigations are currently ongoing.
“Samson Ubuane, who after several invitations has failed to show up, is currently believed to be on the run. Whoever has useful information on his whereabouts will be rewarded handsomely by Winhomes Global Services Ltd”.