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Man Sells Friend’s Property Using Fake Land Documents In Shasha Lagos, Rotimi Alaka Lateef Arrested

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Oct 26, 2015 – Man Sells Friend’s Property Using Fake Land Documents In Shasha Lagos, Rotimi Alaka Lateef Arrested

A 43-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly selling another man’s house valued at N7m in Shasha area of Lagos State, western Nigeria.

The suspect, Rotimi Alaka Lateef, allegedly conspired with six other persons now at large and sold a building belonging to Abiodun Fabiyi.

The property is located at 21, Bamake street, Shasha, Lagos.
According to police, Lateef had already received N700,000 advance purportedly from an undisclosed buyer before nemesis caught up with him.

Lateef and other suspects allegedly perfected the act by forging land documents such as purchase receipt, survey plan and stamp.
They also forged and signed an official family receipt of Akinlowo Olaife who sold the land to Fabiyi.

However, luck ran out on them after Fabiyi was tipped about the illegal transaction and he went and reported the matter to the police at Shasha division.
Lateef was arrested while his accomplices reportedly escaped.

During police investigation, the police discovered that the documents concerning the land were forged and the owner of the property, Fabiyi did not consent to the sale of the building.
Rotimi was charged before Magistrates’ court with conspiracy, stealing and forgery under the Criminal Code.

He pleaded not guilty.
The presiding Magistrate, Mr A.A. Fashola granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail.
The matter had been adjourned till 2 November 2015.


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  1. Saphire

    October 26, 2015 at 5:20 PM

    Buyers beware….stop buying properties on the site…follow due process…lawyer of both parties mst be present..check out the c of o of the land and make sure its registered….stop falling victim to cheap 419ners… while guy, ar we kinda tired of this country called nigeria? The answer is YES…but if we mst tk to crime…we shld tagget the them dey chop our money…so if i mst throw bomb tagget shld be aso rock and house chambers…if a mst thife to tagget shld be hacking politicians guy stop selling pple’s property and learn hw to brk computer..(note it mst be acct belong to politician) anything short of that…i will be one of those we will carry out jungle justics on u….hack hack hack

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