By Soni Daniel
Over 300 house owners who subscribed to the Winning Clause Estate at Plot 67 Kafe District, Gwarinpa Extension, Abuja, have requested the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, to investigate the collection of over N2 billion from them under false pretence.
In a petition addressed to the Acting Chairman of the anti-graft commission, signed by Mr. Mike Arowosegbe and Mr. Taiwo Adisa, Chairman and General Secretary of the Association respectively, and acknowledged by EFCC on February 20, 2017, the house owners requested for thorough investigation of the activities of Winning Clause Limited and its promoters and recover the ‘money collected from them under false pretence.
The petitioners said: ‘’We are representatives of the residents’ and home owners’ association of the above-named estate located at Plot 67, Kafe District, Gwarinpa Extension, Abuja.
‘’Between 2009 and 2011, most of us subscribed to an Estate located at Plot 67, Kafe District, Gwarinpa Extension, Abuja, then known as Saraha City Estate and which belonged to Saraha/Proform Limited at the time.
‘’By 2012, when many had completed their buildings and actually started living in the houses, another developer named Winning Clause Limited entered into the fray and claimed it was the rightful owner of the plot.”
But following a court order instituted by the house subscribers, the parties resolved to enter into a Consent Judgement in October 2013 and the judgement was delivered by the Abuja
High Court number 24 on November 28, 2013.”
The house owners said with the judgement, the said Plot 67, Kafe
District was transferred to Winning Clause Limited and their members
elected to work with the company in accordance with the Consent
The petitioners said they were, however, shocked to see the emergence of another claimant to Winning Clause Limited surfacing in January 2017.