A female Permanent Secretary, PS, in the cabinet of Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos state, Mrs Adedoyin Anne Olusoga is now enmeshed in a big land scam, ireports-ng.com can authoritatively reveal.
Our investigations have revealed that the top government official who has been caught hands down misfired due to her desperation to gather enough resources for the wedding of her son coming up next month. Mrs Olusoga who is the current Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs and Culture and due for retirement at the end of this year was said to have sold a plot of land to a church, the Grail Message, for N90 million few weeks ago after selling the same plot of land to a company way back in 1993 for N800,000.
Findings revealed that Olusoga was allocated the land in the high browLekki phase 1 housing estate by the state government in 1991. She thereafter sold the land to a now distressed finance firm, Mutual Assurance in 1993 for N800,000. The company had also years later sold the same land to a prominent lawyer, Chief Eyimofe Atake, SAN.
Unknown to Mrs Olusoga that the company had sold the land to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, she again gathered some old documents about two months ago and offered the same land for sale. A source in the office of Mr Hakeem Muri Okunola, the Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Lands in Alausa, Ikeja Lagos told ireports-ng.com that “Mrs Olusoga was confronted by my boss when the SAN started making troubles and the only thing she could say was that she had to sell the land again because the company she sold it to in 1993 had gone down and there is no one doing anything on the land. she claimed she didn’t know the land has a new owner in the person of Chief Eyimofe Atake.”
However, when ireports-ng.com contacted Mrs Olusoga to seek her reaction to the scam, she initially feigned ignorance of the issue. When pressed further, she said “whoever gave you that information, I don’t know.”
The PS who had fought hard a few months ago to become the state’s Head of Service before the position went to Prince Adesegun Olusola Ogunlewe in May 2010 has however been running helter skelter to avoid a situation where the scam will mess up her retirement which is due in a few months. She has reportedly been taking money round to some godfathers to minimise the damage to her career should Chief Atake go ahead to report the embarrassing act to the governor who she views may order for her dismissal.