Task force arrests estate agent with fake Govt documents in Lagos

In what appears like ‘everyday for the thief one day for the owner’, an estate agent in Lagos state has been nabbed by a special task force team for parading fake government documents.

The Chairman of the task force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, while parading the suspect on Sunday, said he was apprehended based on a complaint from one Nurudeen Duroti, who resides at No 34, Olumo St., Papa Ashafa, Agege, Lagos.

Egbeyemi said that the complainant reported to his office that he was served a ‘Quit Notice’ issued on a paper with Lagos State Task Force letter head.

The chairman said that after the agency carefully investigated the document on which the ‘Quit Notice’ was served, it was discovered to be a fake one.

He said that a thorough search was later carried out on the residence of the suspect at 48, Shita St., Dopemu, Agege where the agency recovered packs of neatly printed fake Lagos State Government documents.

“We are advising the public to be wary of some dubious elements within the society who specialise in impersonating and duping people with fake Lagos State Ministries, Departments and Agencies letter head documents.

“And we are reminding residents facing any form of victimisation or harassment by any suspected landlord/landlady to always visit the ‘Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre’ under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.

“This is where matters between landlords and tenants, mutual disputes, employer and employee, among others, are being mediated and settled,” he said.

Egbeyemi said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the suspect be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) for further investigation.

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