Taskforce nabs man for N5m fraud in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS– LAGOS State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce), has arrested a 37 years old man for allegedly defrauding areal estate developer the sum of N5m.

The Chairman of the agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, who disclosed this on Sunday, at Bolade- Oshodi said the suspect 37 years old Adeshola Abiodun, allegedly
swindled an unsuspecting real estate developer of N5m meant for the payment of development levy at the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit authority (LASPPPA).

“The suspect, Adeshola Abiodun, 37, transferred the funds meant for the other purposes and also generated fake receipts to the victim before being investigated and consequently arrested by the Lagos State Taskforce and charged to court,”

The Chairman reiterated the commitment and determination of the Agency to completely stamp out crime from Lagos and restore sanity and orderliness on the Roads and Environment through its professionalism and application of tactical dynamism in its approach in tackling crimes and environmental vices in the State.

He said the agency paraded some suspects arrested from different parts of the State for crimes committed ranging from fraud to vandalism and land grabbing.

CSP Jejeloye said some land grabbers were neutralized in Lekki and other parts of the State was achieved through rigorous and intense patrol, monitoring and investigations carried out by the teams assigned to the areas where such crimes are prevalent.

The Chairman indicated that cable vandals who have been on the radar of the Agency for quite a while were apprehended along Obafemi Awolowo Road where they had excavated armoured cables of over 200 metres cut to smaller pieces.

The Lagos State Electricity Board who had made reports to the Agency concerning the activities of Vandals in the State were able to breathe a sigh of relief after the suspects were apprehended and cables recovered. They have also been charged to court to answer for their crimes.

CSP Jejeloye assured Lagosians that the Agency would continually adopt innovative mechanisms to checkmate the activities of criminal elements in the State.

He disclosed that men of the underworld had devised new means during this ember periods but they would all be apprehended and face prosecution. Adequate mechanisms and tactics have been put in place to ensure that Lagosians enjoy a hitch free Christmas celebration.

He said over 100 vehicles were impounded for various traffic offences in Oshodi and its environs like
Oshodi Bus Terminals, Akinpelu, Makinde and Ishola street.

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