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Lagos issues alert on fake mortgage website

By The Citizen


The Lagos State Government Tuesday issued an alert on a fake website hosted by fraudulent persons inviting indigenes and residents of the state to subscribe to its housing scheme, Lagos Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme (Lagos HOMS).

The state Commissioner for Housing, Mr. Bosun Jeje, in a joint statement with the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeola Ipaye, stated that the fake website: www.nigeriapropertycentre.com/blog/buying.selling/the.lagos-homs,contained 'false information purporting to have emanated from the state government and requesting payment to certain banks.”

“They have also sent out agents to sell printed forms to innocent members of the public who seek allocation of flats under the Lagos HOMS programme. The statement added that the said information, invitation and demands did not emanate from the state government, noting that any person or persons making such demands should immediately be reported to the nearest police station or law enforcement agency', the statement added.

The commissioners said the state government, in pursuit of its people-oriented programmes and projects “is assiduously developing housing units and a sustainable mortgage scheme under the Lagos HOMS programme.

“But it is yet to finalise and put into public domain the modalities for accessing the units. While tracking down the suspects for arrest and prosecution, the state government assures all citizens that full details of the Lagos Homs programme will be presented and widely publicised at the appropriate time.