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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.

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

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,

Two Die, Four Injured In Ota Multiple Accidents


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.

LAWMA Driver, Motor Boy Die In Lagos Crash


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

Lagos Clash: Family Demands Justice For Slain Son


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

Policeman Intervenes In Agboyi-Ketu Communal Clash


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

Friend Kills Lagos Driver To Date Girlfriend


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 In Court Over Alleged Cultism


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,

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