What is a city without crime? Every Thursday, thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi. Don’t get caught!!!
’We were lured into robbery by friends we met at hemp smoking joints’ (Nation)
Two suspected robbers, Ramon Adedipe,15, and Taheed Kareem, 17, have revealed that they were lured into robbery by their friends under the guise of helping them out of their financial problems.
The duo named one Femi aka Dangote and Emmanuel a.k.a. God With Us, as the persons who initiated them into petty stealing after they met at a hemp smoking joint at Iyana Iba area of Lagos.
The duo made the confession during a parade of suspected criminals on Thursday held at the state police command headquarters in Ikeja, by the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu. Read more
Fake naval officer arrested for mutilating man’s private parts (Punch)
Men of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested a fake naval officer, Azeez Ali, for allegedly mutilating the private parts of a 42-year-old man, Sunday Amoo.
It was gathered that Ali, during an argument, used a military Jack knife to mutilate Amoo’s private parts, which resulted in multiple deep cuts.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, in a statement on Sunday, said Ali, who impersonated a naval officer, was arrested around Berger bus stop in the Bariga area of Lagos. Read more
Court convicts janitor for terrorism (DailyTrust)
Justice Ayokunle Faji, sitting at a Federal High Court, Lagos, on Friday convicted a gateman, James Paul Tuksa, for terrorism, threat to life and fraud. Thè court convicted Tuksa, having found him guilty of all the charges preferred again him by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF). The convict, a gateman at 4a, Ibironke Crescent, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, was said to have sometime in October 2016 called one Victor Omotayo Awosika, of 2, Ibironke Crescent, Parkview Estate, Ikoyi, Lagos, on phone, threatening to kill him and his family members, unless he was paid N5 million as ransom. He was also said to have fraudulently stolen the sum of N5m from Awosika. Read more
Judge adjourns ex-Lagos Speaker’s ‘N673m fraud’ trial for six months (Nation)
The Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday adjourned till September 30, the ‘N673million laundering’ trial of an ex-Lagos House of Assembly Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, and his aide, Oyebode Atoyebi.
The court did not sit, but Justice Mohammed Liman communicated the date to the defendants and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) through his registrar.
The judge said he fixed the date in compliance with a directive from the FHC Chief Judge, Justice John Tsoho.
The Nation learnt that the directive, issued in January, requires judges to not open new trials until the ongoing process of FHC judges’ transfer is complete. Read more
You’ll have to defend yourself, furious judge warns alleged kidnap kingpin Evans (Guardian)
Justice Hakeem Oshodi of an Ikeja High Court on Friday told alleged kidnap kingpin, Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans that he will have to defend himself in his criminal trial if he comes to court without legal representation.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that during Friday’s proceeding, the visibly angry judge noted that Evans had changed his defence counsel four times during trial, an action which has slowed the pace of proceedings.
“The first defendant (Evans) informed the court that his lawyer has left and that his people have gone to approach Okpara’s chamber.
“If the first defendant is not represented in the next adjourned date, he will have to conduct his defence himself. The first defendant has himself changed counsel four times during proceedings. Read more
Alleged Lagos deadly cult leader ‘Okoko Danger’ arrested (DailyTrust)
The Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested a suspected leader of the Aiye confraternity, a secret cult group in the state, who it identified simply as Shola. The suspect was said to be widely known in cult circles in the Mile 2-Badagry expressway axis as Okoko Danger. The Command announced it also arrested four other suspected members of the dreaded gang, namely Idris Musa, 19; Oluwaseyi Oguntobi, 23; Ramon Adebimpe, 18; and Saheed Kareem, 19. Read more
Lagos court jails pastor for visa fraud (Punch)
A pastor, Michael Njoteah, was on Wednesday sentenced to two years’ imprisonment by the Lagos State Magistrates’ Court in Igbosere over visa fraud.
It was gathered that Njoteah obtained the sum of N1.3m from one Samuel Ezeoha under the pretext of procuring Australian visa for him.
The convict also obtained the sum of N850,000 from one Chukwunonso Okeke, under the pretext of procuring a visa for him.
Njoteah stood trial on six counts bordering on conspiracy, fraud and stealing. Read more