The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force has arrested a suspect for defrauding innocent members of the public with fake Lagos State Government letter headed documents in Agege, Lagos.
The suspect, Mr. Sunday Obayemi, a native of Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State, was apprehended after a tenant, Mr. and Mrs. Nurudeen Duroti who reside at No 34, Olumo Street, Papa Ashafa, Agege, complained of been served a quit notice on a Lagos State Task Force letter headed document.
Confessing to his crime, the suspect who retired as a civil servant from the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment in 2014 admitted to have been using different fake Lagos State Government letter headed documents in defrauding innocent members of the public through estate agent business and other environmental issues.
The suspect added that he had issued and served quit notices, removal orders and other government notices to members of the public with the aim of extorting money from them. In his words, “I have made a fortune using fake documents of the Lagos State Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies in defrauding innocent members of the public.”
While parading the suspect, Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the Task Force carefully investigated the document on which the ‘quit notice’ was served and it was discovered to be on a fake.
SP Egbeyemi further stressed that a search was later carried out on the apartment of the suspect at No 48, Shita Street, Dopemu, Agege where the agency recovered packs of different neatly printed fake Lagos State Government document.
Furthermore, the Task Force Chairman enjoined members of the public to be wary of citizens who specialize in impersonating, deceiving and duping innocent members of the public with documents. He added that members of the public who are victimized or harassed by any suspected Landlord or landlady should visit the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre to report such cases.