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Scandal hits Lagos sports commission over theft of goods worth millions of naira


Several staff of the Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC) have been arrested following the disappearance of sports equipment worth millions of naira from its store

Multiple sources confirmed to our reporter that some staff of the Commission were arrested, quizzed, detained and later released by the police.

The suspects were allegedly arrested by policemen from Barracks Police Station in Surulere.

Sources said sports equipment and other sundry goods – including hundreds of special shoes – worth over N12 million were stolen from the commission’s store.
“The door was not even broken down or anything”, said a source familiar with the situation. “Theere are hundreds of shoes with Lagos logo on them and thieves did not even touch one of these shoes. It is the unembossed ones that were taken.”

According to reports, the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Gafar Bolowotan, Director General of the Commission, Sanmi Doherty, ordered the arrest of the alleged suspects last Tuesday, 1 September, 2020.

The Chief Security Officer, the Chief Store Officer of the Commission and 10 other staff of the commission were said to be among those arrested and detained for 24 hours by the police.


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