Twenty-nine-years-old Nigerian, Mr. Lateef Adedoja, claiming to be a British citizen and operating as a big time fraudster in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirate has been arrested by police authorities in Dubai.
Adedoja presents himself as the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of a number of companies, which included Nextcom Data Processing Ltd., Data Star Solutions and Pizza Pot Restaurant, all in Dubai, which he has used to dupe several unsuspecting Nigerians of various sums of money.
WESTERN POST sources said the fraudster had at various times presented himself as a manufacturers’ representative, bureau de change operator and an employment agent recruiting Nigerians for companies in the United Arab Emirates.
The Intelligence Police in Dubai arrested Adedoja on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 4.30 pm UAE time and he is at present cooling his heels at Bur-Dubai Police Headquarters.
Before he was arrested, he operated from Suite 10, 18th Floor, Silver Tower, Business Bay, Dubai.
It was learnt that the bubble burst for Adedoja when he allegedly swindled a Nigerian businessman from Lagos to the tune of about N15 million and the man went to look for him in Dubai following a long wait for him to fulfill his own end of the bargain.
Adedoja was said to have collected the money in installments through his Nigerian bank account at GT Bank Plc.
Before his arrest, Adedoja had for a long time been on the wanted list at various police stations in Dubai for alleged offences ranging from issuance of dud cheque, fake currency and forged documents among others.
The moment he was arrested, officers from various police units allegedly confirmed him as the same person on their list.
Efforts to get the officers at the Bur-Dubai Police Headquarters in Dubai were unsuccessful. Several calls put through to the police headquarters were unanswered.