Officers attached to the XSquad Unit of the Lagos State Police Command are on the trail of six men for allegedly duping hundreds of unsuspecting members of the public with a fraudulent foundation purportedly jointly owned by President Goodluck Jonathan and his deputy, Architect Nmandi Sambo.
Officers attached to the Ketu Division had stormed the fake Goodluck/Sambo Foundation at 15, Oluwalogbon Street, Ikosi, following a complaint by two victims, Bola Olaleke and Florence Adebisi, who had gone to the station on February 26, 2013, alleging that the Foundation had defrauded them of N1,000.
The police gave the names of the suspects on their wanted list as Dr. Chris Ajakaiye, Atanda Johnson, Morenike Folarin, Ademola Atanda, Soledayo Akinnubunmi and John Ajagbe.
Ajagbe is said to be the leader of the gang.
He is said to be on the run with six others.
According to the police, the suspects set up the Foundation in 2010 towards the 2011 general election, which they used to fleece people to become members of the Peoples Democratic Party Supporters Club, which campaigned for the election.
Residents said most of the victims were not residents of Ketu but were lured due to their desperation to make quick money.
The police stated that victims were asked to pay N1,000 as registration fee.
This was subsequently increased to N3,000.
It was gathered that the suspects later changed the name of the Foundation to “Vision Relief Programme” in 2012.
A police source said the suspects fleeced over N12 million from their victims before the crime was exposed.