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How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by tectonotimes: 5:11am On Apr 13, 2017
Obande G. Agbese is a very hardworking and ambitious Lagos-based Estate Surveyor and Valuer that got a call from a foreign number about a property in Banana Island for sale that he advertised. According to him, the voice was that of an elderly woman. She asked for the details and asked him to send pictures of the property to her, which he excitedly did. She promised to call back. The woman later called back after two weeks.

He said: “Two weeks later she called me again and said that she would be in Nigeria in two weeks to see the place and pay for it. Sure she did. She looked every inch a wealthy person. I took her for the Inspection. After seeing some other properties, she settled for this waterfront masterpiece of an Architectural edifice. The price was close to a billion naira. She negotiated my fee to a bit less than N50m. The owner of the property also promised to pay me something substantial. I was excited. At long last, God don butter my bread. She collected the title papers, did the legal search. We prepared all the transfer papers. The deal was as good as concluded.”

According to Obande, he started walking with a new swagger as someone who would get a minimum of N50million in the new deal. His spoken English became more polished. He wrote better lexicons on Facebook. His writings were strictly for the highly educated. His lyrics flowed without inhibitions. He talked with more confidence and authority. He became more generous to himself and those around me. He even laughed more and nothing his wife said or did got on his nerves. He was all smiles most times. He had been waiting for the big break and here it comes. Obande thought that he had become too rich to do small jobs.

“One of my faithful long time clients called me to go for a valuation job in Abuja. I told him that I can't go, except he pays N150k into my account to cover my flight and accommodation. When I return, we would discuss the valuation fee. He was shocked. He offered to pay N100k. He reminded me that I won't need to sleep in Abuja since I could go by first flight and return by last flight same day. I refused to listen. He sent N120k into my account, I went to Abuja reluctantly. I told him that I only agreed to go because it was him. That I no longer do that kind of dog jobs. He was shocked. He knew that this was not the Obande he used to know. When he dug into why I have suddenly become near impossible, I told him point blank that I don't do small jobs any longer. I deal only on big jobs. I don't play in the small leagues no more. But for him I can condescend. But he needed to improve on what he was paying me. He apologized and promised to call me when he gets only big deals. He warned me to be careful. I didn't want to leave Lagos for even a second. What if the alert happens when I am out of town. I was the central figure in this deal. After all, if I get alert, na God win. Why I no go get alert when my name na Godwin?” he said.

Then, Obande started waiting for the big deal. “Then the stories started. It is the falling Naira against dollar. It is EFCC poking noses into all transactions in Nigeria. The stories continued unabated. I was not doing the small deals no more. The big one became tales by moonlight. Account was running dry. So many withdrawals and no deposit. I became disillusioned, always on the edge. I started being withdrawn, bitter and picking quarrels with everyone,” he said. “Then one day I got a message from this prospective buyer. She wanted me to lend her N1.5m. I was devastated. A billionaire asking for N1.5m?
N1.5m kor, N900million ni'i. Bloody 419!”

Having discovered that he had wasted his precious time with a bloody fraudster, Obande had no option but to contact his long time client in Abuja to know if he could give him a deal. “I called my faithful client, he said I am a professional that he respects so much and trust absolutely. But he could no longer afford my services as I have become a Debonair. I told him that I have woken up from my daydream. I will now go to Abuja with even N50k as I can go by Road. I am even ready to go and do a valuation inspection in Sambisa forest for N200k. If my language has depreciated, please forgive me. It is because of the disappointment that I suffered. At the moment, I'm inside a bus heading for Warri for a consultancy job. Don't ask me why I didn't insist on flight ticket money. Na waa ooo. These fraudsters sef,” he said.

Source: http://www.tectono-business.com/2017/04/how-estate-surveyor-obande-g-agbese-got.html

CC: Seun
CC: Lalalasticlala

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Atiku2019: 5:29am On Apr 13, 2017
grin grin

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by ihebrooke(m): 6:53am On Apr 13, 2017
Funny piece.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Ellixlimswag(m): 7:18am On Apr 13, 2017
grin

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Nobody: 7:18am On Apr 13, 2017
lol bol (laughing out loud ... based on logistics)

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by konkonbilo(m): 7:21am On Apr 13, 2017
Make me sef follow laff grin grin grin. I no read am angry

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by charleff512(m): 7:21am On Apr 13, 2017
It is good he discovered early and wasn't carried away by greed.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by ArcFresky(m): 7:21am On Apr 13, 2017
Same thing happened to me and my papa..... Woman call dey form deeperlife British-Nigerian...

The woman said she needed to buy a property in Ajah, for about 50m


When d woman come send her brother to collect 300k to help clear her luggage for airport..., I just tell Popsi, say this is scam... I almost beat the guy that dat day.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Realdeals(m): 7:22am On Apr 13, 2017
Pride comes before fall

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Nobody: 7:23am On Apr 13, 2017
Castles in the air.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by kushfc(m): 7:24am On Apr 13, 2017
Pride goes before destruction. Funny though
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Kewt: 7:24am On Apr 13, 2017
As funny as the story appears, the lessons should not be lost on us all.

No matter your current status or seeming status, do not forget your humble beginnings!

The OP had the opportunity to make amends. You may not be as lucky!

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by money121(m): 7:27am On Apr 13, 2017
Ok
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by chuksjuve(m): 7:28am On Apr 13, 2017
pride goes before a fall..
a bird in hand is worth more than the millions in the bush..
it was not a scam, it was your pure unbridled pride and overinflated ego on an abstrxy deal that nearly killed you..

Hope you have learnt your lessons real good..

Good morning nairalanders.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by meskana212(m): 7:28am On Apr 13, 2017
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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by twilliamx: 7:29am On Apr 13, 2017
Until you get the actual alert. you should remain yourself. this is a case of counting chickens before they hatch. when a man suddenly forgets his humble beginning then pride sets in and a grand fall follows

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by GoldenJAT(m): 7:33am On Apr 13, 2017
u needed dt experience very urgently!!!something big is around d corner!!never 4get ur days of little beginning...they will help u stay grounded.journey mercies.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by crackhouse(m): 7:33am On Apr 13, 2017
Na wa oo. Hehehe. Meanwhile this is the same way our girls behave when they get a rich guy

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Launcher: 7:33am On Apr 13, 2017
Was thinking you go duped. You lucky if your client takes you back.
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Bugatie(m): 7:33am On Apr 13, 2017
Yet to see how the guy was defrauded. Did he transfer title to the buyer finally?
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by idu1(m): 7:34am On Apr 13, 2017
Na thunder save him.
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by twentyk(m): 7:34am On Apr 13, 2017
na so we dey quick do upgrade for naija....most time you will see the real person when money dey him hand....if someone is broke believe me you have not seen their real face ooo......na so yahoo boi collect money for my area status change asap...hotel lodging(hin say him mama house nor fine again),new friends cant roll with broke dude(den go finish hin money).....saw d nigger two days ago he was so down to earth thats after he ask me to buy him 'JEDI 50 naira......

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by twilliamx: 7:34am On Apr 13, 2017
Bugatie:
Yet to see how the guy was defrauded. Did he transfer title to the buyer finally?
his hope and dreams were stolen from him
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by 4oyrsExperience(m): 7:37am On Apr 13, 2017
ArcFresky:
Same thing happened to me and my papa..... Woman call dey form deeperlife British-Nigerian...

The woman said she needed to buy a property in Ajah, for about 50m


When d woman come send her brother to collect 300k to help clear her luggage for airport..., I just tell Popsi, say this is scam... I almost beat the guy that dat day.

Olobeeeeeee fresky
Why u no call kalexy and gbonpaeee abi aksho mk dem help u beat am
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Sard(m): 7:37am On Apr 13, 2017
For so many reasons, he was really lucky. He wasn't conned of his hard-earned money
and was able to amend his ways.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Sard(m): 7:37am On Apr 13, 2017
double post
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by tonio2wo: 7:39am On Apr 13, 2017
grin grin grin grin
moral of the story: "dont count your chicks before they hatch"
Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Maxymilliano(m): 7:42am On Apr 13, 2017
A Case of "oro lagbaja togbo kuku ojo to da omi inu agbada nu" ...


Funny though.

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by adecz: 7:45am On Apr 13, 2017
A bird in hand
is always worth more
than two in the bush.... grin

Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by Daboomb: 7:54am On Apr 13, 2017
tectonotimes:
Obande G. Agbese is a very hardworking and ambitious Lagos-based Estate Surveyor and Valuer that got a call from a foreign number about a property in Banana Island for sale that he advertised.
..........
“One of my faithful long time clients called me to go for a valuation job in Abuja. I told him that I can't go, except he pays N150k into my account to cover my flight and accommodation. When I return, we would discuss the valuation fee. He was shocked. He offered to pay N100k. He reminded me that I won't need to sleep in Abuja since I could go by first flight and return by last flight same day. I refused to listen. He sent N120k into my account, I went to Abuja reluctantly. I told him that I only agreed to go because it was him. That I no longer do that kind of dog jobs. He was shocked. He knew that this was not the Obande he used to know. When he dug into why I have suddenly become near impossible, I told him point blank that I don't do small jobs any longer. I deal only on big jobs. I don't play in the small leagues no more. But for him I can condescend. ....

Source: http://www.tectono-business.com/2017/04/how-estate-surveyor-obande-g-agbese-got.html

CC: Seun
CC: Lalalasticlala

Maybe this is "fiction" but it is a near-perfect reflection of the "Nigerian mentality" that l detest most, amongst our Entrepreneurs!

Small change in their pocket and they start misbehaving, forgetting that it is the same way they climbed Up, that they may fall down.
Why despise your former clients or treat them shoddily simply because you have hit jackpot?
Why not just be decent, respectable, professional, dignified and courteus in your dealings with other business associates?

If l were that your client, l will simply delete your phone numbers and add you to a blocked list!
Finito.
One bad turn deserves another.
End of story

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Re: How An Estate Surveyor, Obande G. Agbese, Got Himself Entangled With A Fraudster by ednut1(m): 7:58am On Apr 13, 2017
hmmm

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