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Taskforce arrests man for alleged N5m fraud in Lagos



Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, have arrested one Adeshola Abiodun for alleged N5million fraud in the state.

The agency’s Director of Press and Public Affairs, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, who confirmed the development in a statement on Sunday, said the suspect was arrested for allegedly defrauding a real estate developer of N5million meant for the payment of a development levy at the state’s Physical Planning Permit Authority.

Abiodun, according to the spokesman, generated fake receipts for the victim before his arrest by the taskforce.

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The statement read: “The agency expanded its dragnet in the following weeks to apprehend a suspected fraudster who swindled an unsuspecting real estate developer of N5m meant for the payment of development levy at the Lagos State Physical Planning Permit Authority.

“The suspect, Adeshola Abiodun, transferred the funds meant for 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.”

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