Defence & Security

Police arrests two producers of fake vehicle documents in Lagos

By Paul Michael

Two men who dupe unsuspecting Nigerians by producing forged vehicle documents have been arrested by detectives of the Lagos State Police Command.

The suspects, a 45-year-old Owoade Olushola and a 33-year-old Salaudeen Sherif have been in the illegal business since February 2021.

Police Public Relations Officer of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Thursday said Salaudeen, a security man at the Lagos State Electricity Board Ikeja was arrested for aiding and abetting by allowing Olushola to use his security post to run his illicit business.

Hundeyin said, “Detectives of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Owoade Olushola ‘m’ aged 45 and Salaudeen Sherif ‘m’ aged 33 in Ikeja.

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“The duo was arrested following credible intelligence that they duped innocent Nigerians by producing fake vehicle documents and impersonating officials of the Lagos State Vehicle Licencing Office.

“Salaudeen, a security man at the Lagos State Electricity Board Ikeja was arrested for aiding and abetting by allowing Olushola to use his security post to run his illicit business. Investigation reveals that the suspects have been in the business since February 2021.

“Items recovered from the suspects include 1 laptop, 1 printer, fake Inspector General of Police letterheads, fake tint permits and fake vehicle particulars.”

According to the spokesperson, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, has directed that the suspects be arraigned in court after investigations.

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