The Lagos State government yesterday said two houses used in defrauding unsuspected residents in the state had been confiscated, warning that any fraudsters caught henceforth would be prosecuted.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Housing, Mrs. Toke Benson Awoyinka, speaking at the annual ministerial press briefing to commemorate the first year of Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration, said the government has resolved to take such strong measures to stop developers or agents from defrauding members of the public in the state.
Benson, who is also in charge of the Lagos State Real Estate Transaction Department (LASRETRAD), said her office is currently prosecuting a developer who defrauded members of the public in Ketu and Mafoluku areas.
She said government has also seized their properties and her office is working on how to sell the properties with proceeds from the sale used to settle the defrauded members of the public. She, however, appealed to members of the public to always patronise agents and developers who are registered with her agency.(Guardian)