I made money defrauding people with fake government letterheads – Suspect

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An estate agent, Sunday Obayemi, who allegedly defrauds people with fake Lagos State Government letterheads, has confessed to the crime after being arrested by the police in the state.

The 45-year-old man who hails from Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State was arrested by policemen attached to the state Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, Alausa, Ikeja, after a tenant, Nurudeen Duroti, on Olumo Street, Agege, reported him to the police.

The police operatives, acting on a tip-off stormed the suspect’s house and found fake Lagos State Government documents after a thorough search.

The state police image maker, Dolapo Badmus paraded the suspect before newsmen at the weekend, stating that the state Commissioner of Police, CP, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the suspect be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, SCIID.

Commenting on the incident, the task force chairman, SP Saheed Egbeyemi, enjoined Nigerians to be wary of dubious elements who specialized in duping members of the public with fake documents of government agencies.

The suspect, in his confessional statement said he retired from the Lagos State Ministry of Environment in 2014.

According to him, he used the fake documents to extort money from tenants.

He said, “The last one I did was a notice to quit, which I served a tenant on Olumo Street, after collecting N50, 000 from the landlady of the house with a fake Lagos task force letterhead.

“I made my money from using fake letterheads of government’s ministries and agencies. I will stop this illegal business if I am pardoned by the government,” Obayemi added.

Via Daily Post

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