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Second suspect sought in Kijiji rental fraud investigation

Last Updated Dec 12, 2017 at 1:32 pm EDT

Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, and Olajide Agunbiade, 43, wanted in investigation into Kijiji rental fraud allegations. Dec. 12, 2017. TORONTO POLICE SERVICE/Handout

Toronto police are looking for a second suspect in an alleged Kijiji rental scam that bilked over two-dozen people out of thousands of dollars.

Police announced on Monday that between Oct. 23 and Nov. 28, five people responded to an ad about a condo at 2200 Lake Shore Blvd. W.

The alleged victims said they were met by a man living in the unit who claimed to be a real estate agent and were given a tour.

It was reported that the victims all signed rental agreements and handed over first and last months rent.

Police said since the start of the investigation, 23 more people have come forward alleging to be victims of the scam.

Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, of Toronto, who also goes by the name “Femi,” was identified as a suspect.

Police said Agunbiade has since fled and didn’t have the right to rent the unit.

A second suspect has been identified as Olajide Agunbiade, 43, of Toronto.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2200.