The Special Fraud Unit of Nigeria Police Force has declared Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu,former deputy governor of Lagos State wanted. A statement by DSP Ngozi Isintume-Agu, police public relations officer in Lagos said “The Nigeria Police, Special Fraud Unit hereby declares ALHAJA SINATU ADEROJU OJIKUTU wanted. Anybody with useful information regarding her where about should report to the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, 13 Milverton Road, Ikoyi”
A statement titled Obtaining N130 Million By False Representation listed the suspects as Alhaja Sinatu Aderoju Ojikutu ‘F’ and Mr. Samson Adebisi Ojikutu Jnr ‘M’
The stamen said “The Special Fraud Unit is investigating a case of obtaining the sum of N130 million by false representation perpetrated by one Alhaja Sinatu Ojikutu and her son Mr. Samson Ojikutu.
“Upon a petition from the DIG ‘D’ Department to the Commissioner of Police SFU, the petitioner alleged that in September, 2011, the suspects conspired and sold a parcel of land known as Plot 24 Block 4 situated at Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos for the sum of N130 million which he paid into the first suspect account with the Union Bank in tranches. He further stated that after payment, he requested for title document and Alhaja Ojikutu procured an affidavit of support to back her fraudulent claim, a police crime extract and a publication in the Vanguard Newspaper of 18th October 2011, all purporting to evidence loss of the original documents of title to the land. The Petitioner believed her because of her personality as the former Deputy Governor of Lagos State.
“The bubble busted when the Complainant commenced development on the land and was on the verge of completion when the bona fide owner of the land surfaced and indeed it was discovered that the land the suspect sold does not belong to her. She actually sold Plot 23 Block 4 while Plot 24 Block 4 already has a property on it.
“Investigation revealed that the land she sold did not belong to her, the land belonged to one Mr. Afolabi. It was also discovered that the Plot 24 Block 4, which actually belonged to Late Samson Adebisi Ojikutu Snr, the suspect’s husband who died in 2008 was sold by him in 1995 and the suspect was a life witness and appended her signature to the sale of the land.
“The suspect further perpetrated the crime by alleging that the original CofO to the property was missing and swore an affidavit which enabled her obtain a Police Report and Memorandum of Loss. She also put up an advert in newspapers that the original CofO is lost whereas the original CofO is with the Hallmark Homes, the buyer of the property.
“Alhaja Sinatu Aderoju Ojikutu, a former Deputy Governor of Lagos State is a 67 year old retiree from Lagos Island. She allegedly connived with her son, one Samson Adebisi Ojikutu Jnr, who is currently in USA to commit the fraud. The suspect and her son were parties to the sale of the land and both signed the agreement given to the Complainant and obtained the sum of N130 million from him.
“She admitted the crime but confessed that it was a genuine mistake of plot identification. She refunded the sum of N50 million to the Complainant and promised to refund the balance as soon as she disposed her two properties she put up for sale. She also confessed that she had injected the Complainant’s money in her business.
“She equally made an undertaking and payment plan which was drawn from September, 2012 and was to terminate by November 2012, but she defaulted due to lack of fund.
“Police further discovered that the suspect is not willing to abide by the terms of repayment. She jumped Police bail and has been elusive. Frantic efforts have been made to re-arrest her which proved abortive.
“The Nigeria Police, Special Fraud Unit hereby declares ALHAJA SINATU ADEROJU OJIKUTU wanted. Anybody with useful information regarding her where about should report to the Commissioner of Police, Special Fraud Unit, 13 Milverton Road, Ikoyi.No tags for this post.