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[mob] 'Special' jail cells
I like the part about taking him to a 'special' cell where he might be more
inclined to talk to police. I've seen a Nigerian jail before... the regular
cells would be enough to make me say anything they wanted.
FYI, N200,000 is about $1,500, which is probably more than his monthly salary.
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From: "Chris Nwandu" <[email protected]>
To: "Robbie Honerkamp" <[email protected]>
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:22:30 -0800
Police move theft suspect to special cell
By Alex Olise
POLICE officers handling the case of the detained general cashier of the Lagos Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Ikeja, Mr. Lawrence Agada over N39 million fraud have been directed to move the suspect to a special cell that would make him give more account of how he spent the loot.
The Guardian learnt that the directive was given by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lagos Police Command, Mr. John Haruna.
A police source said the suspect, who is being interrogated at an undisclosed cell at the police headquarters, might have given better clues that would aid detectives in their investigations.
One of the clues, according to the source, include how he was removing N200,000 daily from the office to his residence at Agege area of Lagos until the money reached millions of naira before "sowing it as a seed of faith" at the branch of a fast growing church where he worshipped in Ifako, Agege.
The arrest of Agada followed an internal audit carried out by the management of the Sheraton Hotels and Towers on February 27, when it was discovered that N39 million belonging to the company had been stolen.
In the course of preliminary investigation, Agada confessed to stealing the amount, which he said he used to fund several projects in his church where he is also a pastoral assistant.
But of the said amount, the suspect could only give account of how he spent N21 million.
Since the investigation began last week, the police have been making efforts to recover both the money donated to the church and the balance of N18 million, which Agada has not been able to give account of.
The source said most of the property, including power generators donated to the church by the suspect, might be retrieved as a result of sparkling evidence that Agada actually made the donations to the church.
It was also gathered that bags containing millions of naira were donated to the church by the suspect and followed by resounding ovation and prayers by members.
Agada told the Deputy Commissioner of Police last week that he was always inspired by a spirit to donate.
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