Following the allegations made by one Mr. Kayode Oladipo, that Revolutionplus Property Development Company collected the sum of N40m (forty million naira) from him without allotting him the lands he paid for, the Lagos State Government has invited the company to intervene in the matter.
According to sources, the meeting which took place on Friday, 19th January 2024, by at the LASRERA office Alausa, had the Commissioner for Housing, Moruf Akinderu Fatai; the Special Adviser to the Governor Housing, Barakat Odunuga Bakare; the Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Ministry of Housing; LASRERA Officials and Revolutionplus Property Development Company’s CEO, Dr Bamidele Onalaja,m; the GED, Mrs Tolulope Onalaja and other officials of the company in attendance.
During the meeting, the complainant, Kayode Oladipo, was given a call and he admitted upon questioning that he lost his job at a point and could not proceed with payment of the required fees as expected and within the stipulated time frame. Oladipo also confirmed that he didn’t pay the sum of forty million naira as alleged in the viral video but paid the sum of N18,000,000.
In response to his claims, the GED of Revolutionplus Property refuted the claims of the N18,000,000 allegedly paid by Kayode Oladipo, stating with evidence that the total sum paid to the Company was N16, 752,000 (sixteen million, seven hundred and fifty two thousand naira only).
Upon further discussion, Oladipo was said to have also admitted that he bought the plots of land in 2017 and could not complete payment because he lost his job. He claimed that he came back in 2020. However, the CEO of Revolutionplus also refuted the claims, reiterating that he was only aware that Oladipo came back in 2022, six years after his initial payment, and demanded to be allotted the same land he subscribed for in 2017, despite his default in payment.
The RevolutionPlus Property CEO, Dr. Bamidele Onalaja, then met with Mr Kayode Oladipo and empathized with him over his financial plight, and further explained the penalties attached to default in payment to him as stipulated in the contract signed by the parties. The CEO stated that the company in its commitment to priotizing its customers, will make other options available for him in the equivalence of the monies he had paid.
Expressing his displeasure at the slanderous colouration given to the video, Onalaja explained that the company had been doing business for years and had continued to operate within the ambits of the law despite all challenges posed to the business in Nigeria, adding that RevolutionPlus Property had served a lot of Nigerians in the diaspora and has continued to work with the vision of the Lagos State government to attract investors from the diaspora especially in the real estate industry.
To resolve the matter, the Commissioner for Housing appealed to both parties to tow the part of peace, and it was decided thus:
• That Mr Kayode Oladipo would do a Video the next day appreciating the Lagos State Government for mediating and resolving the issue That in the said Video, Mr Kayode Oladipo will do a retraction of his distorted allegations of fraud, and state emphatically that Revolutionplus Property did not set out to dupe, defraud or scam him.
• That when the video is done, the alternative land promised by the Company in the equivalence of the monies paid will be immediately allotted to Mr. Kayode Oladipo the same week, the retraction is done. Whilst we are still waiting for Mr. Kayode Oladipo to do the Video as promised in the meeting.
Dr Onalaja appreciated the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwoolu, for stepping into the matter and giving room for the company to state her side of the story.
Onalaja stated that out of respect for the Lagos State government, and the relevant bodies assigned to regulate the real estate industry in Lagos State, the company was willing to allocate lands to Oladipo in another location at one of its Estates, Amazon Estate, Epe.