There is trouble and unease in the Lagos State Judiciary as a fraud of N8,411,500.00 has been discovered at the Fast Track Division, Igbosere High Court.
The Chief Judge, Justice Opeyemi Oke is already aware and has launched a full scale investigation into fraud. The move, it was learnt, is part of her efforts to curb corruption in the State Judiciary.
Investigations through an undisclosed law firm led to the discovery that a staff at the Fast Track Division at Igbosere, Mr Oriade Olawale Mustapha, in connivance with the clerk of a law presented two receipts from Alpha Beta Consulting, the firm responsible for collecting revenue in Lagos State, which turned out to be fake.
Mr Mustapha who was the alleged mastermind of the fraud is now on the run. He allegedly carried out the fraud with the participation of the clerk of the undisclosed who is currently been grilled by the police.
It was learnt that when the Police arrived the Idi Araba Lagos residence of Oriade, the suspect was discovered to have packed out with his family and there was no forwarding address.
Other members of staff of the division suspected to be involved are also being grilled by the Police. The Police it was said is carrying out further investigation into the case to determine the culpability of all those involved in the fraud.