Lagos State Lotteries Board has arrested a Serbian and 10 other people who engaged in illegal lottery and online sports betting without being licensed by the board.

The Chief Executive Officer, Lagos State Lotteries Board, Mr. Lanre Gbajabiamila, who confirmed the arrests, gave the name of the Serbian, as Mr. Nenad Inkovic.

He said Inkovic was caught while operating illegal online sports betting at Ilaje Street, Ajah area of the state..

He said the illegal activity was a breach of Section 43 (1) (b) of the Lagos State Lotteries Law.

The Serbian was charged to court at the Special Offences Court, Alausa, for operating online sports betting illegally. He was granted bail, while his international passport has been seized.

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However, the board’s CEO disclosed that two illegal sports betting operators and nine public online lottery operators were arrested between January and this month.

Gbajabiamila stated that the arrests were carried out at Iju/ishaga, Ojodu Berger, Lagos Island, Ajah, Ikeja and Olowo Ira.

He disclosed that eight of the offenders were awaiting trial.

He stated that the board would not relent in its effort to rid the state off illegal lottery activities.


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