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Lagos Police Boss Edgal Sacks 8 Officers, Demotes Six

Eight police officers in Lagos have been dismissed over “very serious criminal offences”, while six others were demoted in ranks, the state commissioner,  Mr Imohimi Edgal said. Edgal, also said that 108 officers were disciplined for various offences from January to July, 2018 in the Lagos State Command. He made the disclosure at a Stakeholders’ Forum

Suspected Land Grabbers Attack Construction Workers With Charm In Ilogbo, Carted Away With Their Belongings

Hoodlums suspected to be land grabbers on Wednesday allegedly attacked construction workers in Oke Ogbe, Ilogbo Ota, Ogun State.   One of the hoodlums had reportedly been terrorizing construction workers while working on site as several attempts made by him to obtain money from the workers proved abortive as the workers told him that they

Hotel Worker Arrested For Trafficking Teenagers

The police in Lagos have arrested a hotel worker, Anita Sunday, for allegedly trafficking three teenagers. The 27-year-old Delta State indigene, who came from the same village as the victims, was alleged to have tricked them to Lagos, promising to give them good jobs. Newsmen learnt that as soon as they arrived in Lagos in July

Lagos Driver Steals 63 Phones From Customer

A driver, Olasunbo Usibajo, has been arrested for allegedly stealing 63 mobile phones. Newsmen learnt that a phone retail outlet, Gloryland Communications Service Limited, Lagos, on June 11 sent a carton of 146 phones through Usibajo to a customer of the firm in Abuja. It was gathered that the 48-year-old driver opened the carton and allegedly

Fire Guts Shops, burns Goods Worth Millions In Lagos

Some business owners in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have bemoaned the fire which burnt their shops and destroyed goods said to worth millions of naira. Newsmen gathered that the fire, which gutted four shops, started around 2am on Wednesday. The fire was allegedly caused by an electrical spark inside one of the shops on

70-Year-Old Defrauds Trader Of Rent, Steals Goods

A 70-year-old man, Dennis Okachi, has been arrested by the police for allegedly defrauding a trader, David Osita, in Katangowa Market, Lagos State. The septuagenarian also allegedly stole the trader’s goods, which the victim reportedly gave him for safekeeping. Our correspondent gathered that Osita paid N50,000 to Okachi, a market leader, as shop rent in July.

Lagos Cook Killed By Unidentified Men

The family of a cook, Joseph Otoibhi, in the Jakande area of Lagos State has been thrown into mourning after he was killed by some unidentified men. Newsmen learnt that Joseph was returning home last Wednesday around 10pm when he was hacked down with a machete. Joseph’s sister, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of

Traffic Robbery Kingpins Apprehended In Lagos

Two notorious traffic bandits who have been terrorising road users along Maza Maza/Mile 2 road have been nabbed by the undercover operatives of the Lagos state police command posted to provide security for commuters along that route. The two robbers, David Mike Okon, 32 years pictured right and Ibe Okonne, 27 years, who had been

Driver Crushes LASTMA Officer, Flees To Ghana

A driver, Abuchi Okpara, has been arrested by the police for allegedly hitting an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Ogunmeru Obafemi, in the Igando area of Lagos State. Okpara, who allegedly fled to Ghana after the incident, was apprehended by his boss, the General Manager of King Solomon Chariots Transportation, Johnson Ogbonnaya.

SARS Renamed, Restructured Hours After Acting President’s Order

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has renamed, restructured SARS hours after Acting President Yemi Osinbajo – @ProfOsinbajo ordered the overhauling of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The Inspector General of @PoliceNG has swiftly acted on the instruction by appointing a new Police Commissioner as the overall head of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad nationwide.

Police Arrest Two Suspected Robbers In Maza Maza

Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday said it had arrested two suspected criminals who terrorised and robbed motorists and pedestrans along Maza Maza/Mile 2 area. The command’s spokesman, Chief Superintendent of Police Chike Oti, said police undercover operatives deployed to the route arrested the suspects on Saturday. He said the two suspects had been on the

BREAKING: Osinbajo Orders ‘Overhaul’ Of Notorious Anti-Robbery Unit

Nigeria’s acting president Yemi Osinbajo has ordered the immediate “overhaul’ of Nigerian police’s special anti-robbery squad (SARS). Osinbajo’s directive came after months of the street and social media protests against the police unit which has, over the years, become synonymous with brutality and wanton arrest. “Following persistent complaints and reports on the activities of the

Saraki Keeps NASS Members In The Dark Over Reconvening

Some National Assembly  members said they are not sure whether  the two chambers will reconvene tomorrow to consider the 2019 budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission. This is  because the Chairman, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has not made  any official announcement. The Nation reported today that many senators and House members, who were set to

Over 3,000 Bikers Storms Lagos For Annual Biking Festival

It was a day to remember for the over 3,000 bikers and enthusiasts from across Nigeria who converged on Lagos to celebrate the annual biking festival. NAN-TV reports that the festival’s second edition, dubbed, “Jellof & Palmwine 2.0”, was organised by a group of bike riders, ‘Bikers with Attitude and Determination’, also known as ‘B.A.D

“No Extension Of Voter’s Registration”, INEC

President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the presidential villa, Abuja, after returning from Lome, Togo, on Tuesday night where he emerged as new Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States. The Federal Ministries of Justice, Transportation

Buhari Rolls Out Easy Loans For Traders, 2 Million Targeted

The Buhari administration has launched a new initiative under the Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), called the Trader Moni, which will empower two million petty traders between now and the end of the year. The scheme which was launched last week in Lagos would grant loans to a minimum of 30,000 beneficiaries in each

Hotel Manager And Real Time Model, Adesina Olasumbo Celebrates Birthday In Styles

Adesina Olasumbo, a graduate of Business Administration from Ogun State Institute of Technology, Igbesa  celebrates another beautiful year in styles.   Olasumbo who manages Celtic hotel, Abeokuta spoke with VOA Entertainment and Lifestyle correspondent via a phone conversation. This is her wish… “I wish to live long on earth and i pray God to give

Cops Nab Ex-convict, Accomplice For Stealing Truck

Ogun State Police Command says it has arrested an ex- convict, Yisa Nwachukwu, in Ota, in the Ado Odo/Ota Local Government Area for allegedly stealing a MAN diesel truck belonging to one Alhaji Owonifaari. The alleged buyer of the stolen truck, one Yusuf Sanusi, was equally arrested. The police in the state said the suspects

Suspected Thief Dies While Escaping Arrest

A suspected thief, Daniel Ekwerekwu, has died while allegedly escaping from where he had gone to steal in the Maryland area of Lagos State. The Anambra State indigene was said to have hit his head on a concrete floor while attempting to scale a fence. The police alleged that Ekwerekwu sneaked into Okungade Street, Mende-Maryland,

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