@Dolarpo who was replying to @Ugodre’s online viral question that reads, “What’s the most amount you lent out to someone and never got paid back?”, responded as follows: “Not really a loan but I dropped N6.7m as the first installment for a house being built by Gran Imperio Group/Howard Roach, in an estate called Golden Leaf at 2nd Toll Gate in 2015. This is 2020, no money, no land.”
Not really a loan but I dropped N6.7m as the first installment for a house being built by Gran Imperio Group/Howard Roach, in an estate called Golden Leaf at 2nd Toll Gate in 2015. This is 2020, no money, no land. https://t.co/1TiD9xLajI— Dolapo Oni (Retired Nigerian) (@Dolarpo) May 17, 2020
It is alleged that the company Dolapo mentioned in his tweet is owned by the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja Il.
Meanwhile reactions have begin to trail the tweet, with several social commentators lending their voices to Dolapo’s experience. Below are embedded reactions by tweeps.
The problem with these real Estate people is wanting to use off takers' money to build many accommodations all at once… You collect money for 10 houses but you want to use it to build 50 all at once. So, you build all to lintel level and you can't continue again.— Major Gen. New Nigeria (@Dorthmaen) May 18, 2020
Gran Impero pulled one of Nigeria's greatest real estate frauds. Without shame, and intentionally so, they stole from people.— Seiyefa Egein (@SeiyefaEgein) May 17, 2020
Nobody wants to talk about it because Gran Impero belongs to the Ooni.
I'm sure the lesson has been learnt. Always keep a lawyer close by as you make transactions as such. A proper search with due diligence at the Lands Registry and your N6.7 million invested in something more profitable would have yielded immense profit by now.— Barr. Seyi Baba® (@sheyiiiiii) May 18, 2020