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
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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The Presidency, on Tuesday, said President Muhammadu Buhari would contest and win the 2019 presidential election no matter the level of hatred and fake news spread against him. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, who stated this during an interaction with journalists in Lagos, boasted that the President
The Lagos State High Court in Ikeja on Tuesday struck out the murder charge filed against the Lagos State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Moshood Salvador, and 10 others. Justice Obafemi Adamson discharged the defendants following the legal advice of the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions, which said there was “insufficient evidence to
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.
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
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
A 28-year-old Uber driver, Sunday Omale, was on Tuesday arraigned before Magistrate E. Kubeinje of an Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly refusing to pay a commercial sex worker. Omale, who resides at Alhaja Elesin Street, Ogudu, is facing assault occasioning bodily harm after having three rounds of sex with one Precious Mustapha.
The family of an electrician in the Surulere area of Lagos State, Hakeem Sanusi, has been thrown into confusion after he went missing. Newsmen learnt that Hakeem left home on Wednesday after dropping a suicide note and had not returned. It was gathered that the 28-year-old had a conversation with his mother around 8.30pm that day
Thirty-seven corps members, who completed their 3 weeks orientation on Monday in Ogun State, cheated death in a ghastly motor accident en-route Ota shortly after leaving the orientation camp in Sagamu. The Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC), Ogun State Command, Clement Oladele, who confirmed this, said 19 of them comprising nine males
The Lagos State police command at the weekend arrested a man who allegedly specializes in luring women on Facebook with the motive of raping and robbing them. A man identified as Richard Samuel Gbenga reportedly invited a Facebook user whom he connected with on the social media site in July to a dinner supposed to
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
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,
Risikatu Uthman, a 14-year-old pupil of a public secondary school in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State who got missing about two months ago, has been found. She reportedly returned home on Thursday, saying she was abducted by human traffickers, who allegedly sold her to Burkina Faso for prostitution. Newsmen had reported that Risikatu had gone
The Federal Road Safety Corps, Sango-Ota Unit, on Saturday, said two persons died while four others sustained various degrees of injuries in a multiple accident at Sango-Ota toll-gate. Sango-Ota FRSC’s Unit Commander, Mr Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, who confirmed the accident in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, said the accident occurred at about 4.45 am.
A driver with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority, Godya Lekya, and his motor boy, Tanko Thomas, have lost their lives in a crash at the Anthony end of Ikorodu Road, Lagos State. Newsmen gathered that the accident involved a LAWMA truck driven by Lekya and a BRT bus. Our correspondent gathered that the truck driver was
The family of Toheeb Awolesi, who was killed during a clash in Agboyi community, in the Alapere area Lagos State, has demanded justice for him. This is just as a resident, Florence Ogunseemi, claimed that 24 motorcycles belonging to her were destroyed in the mayhem that followed Toheeb’s death. Newsmen gathered that Toheeb’s dead body was
The police in Lagos have been accused of unlawful arrest of a church instrumentalist, Tope Adeyemi. Newsmen learnt that Tope, who played guitar for a Pentecostal church, was arrested as he was returning from a vigil on May 24, 2018. Tope’s mother, Mrs Sade Adeyemi, said she was informed of the incident after the 29-year-old was
The Lagos State Government on Thursday commenced the demolition of a nine-storeyed building on Dada Fayemi Street, Osapa London in Lekki, Lagos, for failure of the developer to obey the master plan of the area. The demolition, which was done manually due to the location of the building, is expected to be completed within a
An unidentified policeman has been photographed trying to save some motorcycles that were set on fire during a communal clash in Agboyi-Ketu area of Lagos. The photos, which were posted on Twitter by Malik Nasir @malikandu, on Wednesday showed the policeman bending to get water from an open drainage and pouring same on the burning pile
A member of the National Youth Service Corps, Azeez Bakare, has accused a 400-level Computer Science undergraduate of the University of Lagos, Eric Idowu, of absconding with phones valued at N1m, after allegedly purchasing the products with a fake bank alert. Idowu had on Thursday, August 2, 2018, allegedly used a fake name, Leonard Adegoke,
A 28-year-old bus driver, Abraham Umar, has been killed by suspected cult members at Cele bus stop, in the Ijanikin area of Lagos State. The police said the victim was set up by his friend who was obsessed with his (Abraham’s) 17-year-old girlfriend. Our correspondent learnt that Abraham, aka Abi, was eating at the girlfriend’s mother’s bamboo
Three teenagers- Miracle Eze, 14; Onyebuchi Orji, 19 and David Adebayo,17-, caught belonging to secret societies, were brought before a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court today. The accused are facing a two-count of conspiracy and belonging to unlawful societies. In his ruling, the Chief Magistrate, Mr Patrick Adekomaiya, granted each of the accused bail of N200,
Twitter users have been sharing their experiences with the police in Lagos, after one of them alleged that policemen refused to help her, even though they were present when her bag was stolen in front of Panti Police Station. The Twitter user, Eniola Toluwalase, @T_oluwalase, said about ten armed policemen witnessed her bag being stolen