Operatives of the Federal Special Antirobbery Squad, FSARS, Lagos Island have arrested two elders for allegedly selling an unco.pleted building belonging to another person at Ijoko area of Ifo, Ogun State to a Pastor, Felix Sao for N4m with fake documentss, knowing fully well that the building did not belong to them.
Police Identified the suspects as Joseph Adeyemi, 67, who claimed to reside at14, Adarabijo Street, Pedro,Shomolu, Lagos and Olajide Oyintola,70. a resident of 28. Mufairu Street, Pedro,Shomolu, Lagos.
Police allegef that both Men allegedly confesse( that they were childhood friendds and that they attended St’ Paul Catholic School, Apapa Raod, Lagos, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
Police alleged that trouble started for the suspects on March, 2018 when Oyintola allegedly tricked and took the complainant to an uncomplered building at Ifo area of Ogun State and told him that the building was up for sale.
He was alleged to have contraccted his friend, Adeyemi to act as the owner of the building and sold the building to the complainant for N4m with fake documents.
Police further alleged that nemesis however caught up with the suspects when the complainant mobilised workers to the building to complete it when some hoodlums suspected to be loyal to the rightful owner of the building stormed the site with dangerous weapons and chased them away.
Following the ugly development, the complainant reported the matter to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP incharged of FSARS, Mr Ibrahim Kaoje who directed a team led by DSP Olaniyi Fetus to fish out the suspects.
And detectives arrested the suspects at their hide out after days of manhunt and took them to the Station.
During interrogation, according to the Police, the two suspects allegedly confessed to the alleged crime that the building they sold did not belong to them.
Oyintola allegedly confessed that he contracted his friend, Adeyemi to act as the owner of the building and sold it to the complainant for N4m,but,that the complainant only paid them N3m with a promise to pay the balance of N1m the following day when they were arrested.
He further allegedly confessed that while he collected the sum of N2m as his share, Adeyemi received N850,000 as his share adding that they have started refunding the money to the complainant.
A Police source said that the suspects would be charged to Court after conclusion of investigation.