What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
Man who battered wife, bragged on Facebook, arrested (Punch)
A Lagos-based man, Mr Afobaje Maiyegun, who allegedly battered his spouse and bragged about it on Facebook will be charged to court on Friday.
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team made the disclosure in a statement on Thursday.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Maiyegun had on May 5 posted on his Facebook page, “I beat my wife and I am waiting for her police.”
He added photographs of the allegedly battered spouse to the post. Read more
BRT crushes Lagos businesswoman to death, driver flees (Punch)
A driver with the Bus Rapid Transit, Collins Nnodi, has gone into hiding after crushing a businesswoman, Mrs Grace Okeleke, to death at the Agric bus stop in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The incident happened on Monday.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Grace, the wife of the Head of Public Relations, Globacom, Andrew Okeleke, attempted to cross the road after being dropped off by her driver around 7.20 pm, when Nnodi, who was driving a bus with number plate EPE 59 XR, knocked her down.
It was learnt that the businesswoman died on the spot.
However, Nnodi was said to have zoomed off and abandoned the victim at the scene of the accident.
Annoyed by the development, it was gathered that an angry mob vandalised some BRT buses plying the route. Read more
We now collect N1,000 because of COVID-19 – Lagos sex worker (Vanguard)
Among the sex workers rescued in Lagos, one has said she and her colleagues now collect N1,000 from customers due to economic constraints caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
She was among the 24 girls, who were trafficked from Akwa Ibom State to Lagos for prostitution, rescued at Abbatoir, Agege, area of the state by the Police, on Thursday.
Four men, suspected to have brought the girls to Lagos, were arrested.
The girls, whose ages were between 13 and 22 years, lived in shanties, where their male customers patronised them.
They revealed during interrogation that they collected N1,500 from their male customers, but had to reduce the price because of the impact of the COVID-19.
Activities of the traffickers came to limelight following a report of the disappearance of one of the girls by her relatives in Akwa Ibom State. Read more
3 armed robbery suspects in police net for alleged attack on estate residents (DailyTrust)
Three suspected armed robbers, who the police in Lagos said have been terrorizing residents of Abesan Estate, Ipaja, have been arrested. Their arrest followed complaints by residents of the estate of constant attacks by armed robbers. Following the complaints, the Divisional Police Officer, Ipaja Division, Tokunbo Aboniwonda, drafted plain-clothes policemen to go after the robbers. The police said that after weeks of surveillance, they arrested three members of the gang, namely Segun Oluwole, 21; Jamiu Olanrewaju, 20; and Idris Eniola, 25. Read more
Gunmen kill son of former Milad at drinking joint In Lagos (Guardian)
Suspected assassins, on Thursday, shot dead the son of a retired Army General and one-time military administrator (Milad) of Ondo State, Brig-Gen. Ekyndayo Opaleye (rtd).
The deceased, identified as one Muyiwa Babafumilayo Opaleye, was shot dead at a popular drinking joint on Adekunle Kuye Street in Surulere, Lagos. It was learnt that the gunmen, about four in number, shot Muyiwa dead at a close rang before bolting away.
One of the deceased’s friends, identified as Kunle, who tried to rush him to the hospital, was arrested and taken to Soloki Police Station. It was learnt that all efforts made at convincing the Police that the deceased was his friend fell on deft ears.
It was also gathered that Kunle was interrogated and made to write a statement, while Muyiwa’s body was taken to a morgue. Read more
Lagos mob sets vehicle ablaze for crushing okada rider (Punch)
A mob of protesters has reportedly set a commercial vehicle on fire for killing an Okada rider in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The incident, it was gathered, happened on Saturday night around the Lagos State Polytechnic Campus in Ikorodu.
The 14-seater passenger bus was said to have developed a mechanical fault while trying to navigate the Oke-Gbegun hill in the area when it rammed into the motorcyclist.
The PUNCH learnt that the remains of the yet-to-be-identified motorcyclist have been taken away by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps. Read more
Man who posted wife’s battered face on Facebook arraigned, granted N500,000 bail (Punch)
A Lagos-based man, Sulaiman Maiyegun, aka Afobaje, who allegedly battered his wife and bragged about it on Facebook was on Friday arraigned before the Igbosere Magistrates’ Court on a two-count charge of assault occasioning harm and offensive publication.
In her ruling, Magistrate Folake Oshin granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500, 000 with two sureties who must be a cleric and a family member to the defendant.
Maiyegun had on May 5 posted to his Facebook account, “I beat my wife and I am waiting for her police because I talked to a woman.” The post was attached with several pictures of the battered woman, identified as Mariam Gabriel, with blood oozing from her forehead.
Maiyegun’s action attracted condemnation from many Nigerians on social media. Read more
Police search for killers of ex-Ondo governor’s son (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command has commenced an investigation into the murder of Muyiwa Opaleye, the son of a former military administrator of Ondo State, Brig.Gen. Ekundayo Opaleye.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the killers of the victim would be brought to book.
The 40-year-old Muyiwa, who lived in Victoria Island, Lagos, was reported to have been trailed to a joint at Aguda, Surulere, where he was hanging out with some friends.
The assailants, said to be about four in number, reportedly arrived in the area in a Sport Utility Vehicle, which they parked on an adjoining street.
The men then went for the victim in the crowd, as they rained bullets on him. Read more
My father’s been having intercourse with me for eight years – Teenager reveals (Vanguard)
A 19-year-old girl has revealed how her father had allegedly been having carnal knowledge of her since she was 11, at their apartment in Ikotun area of Lagos.
Consequently, her 50-year-old father, Ede Tyndale, has been arrested by detectives from the Family Support Unit of the Lagos State Police Command.
Vanguard learned that the victim’s mother became curious when she noticed her daughter’s disrespect for her father.
She was said to have scolded and beaten her previously, before resorting to dialogue, in the process of which the teenager opened up. Read more
Family accuses DPO of shooting policeman dead (Punch)
The family of Sergeant Onajide Onalaja has accused the Divisional Police Officer of the Ilemba Hausa Division, Yahaya Adesina, of shooting him dead in the Ilemba Hausa area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that after Onalaja was killed, the Divisional Traffic Officer of the station, Adekunle Ogundiji, reportedly contacted the victim’s wife, Folasade, and told her that her husband was shot dead by armed robbers when a team of policemen was monitoring compliance with the lockdown at a checkpoint in the area.
Shocked by the information, Folasade requested to see her husband’s corpse, but she was told that it had been deposited in the Lagos Mainland Hospital’s morgue in Yaba. Read more
Two fake soldiers nabbed for allegedly killing police sergeant in Lagos (Guardian)
Police operatives in Lagos State have arrested two fake soldiers, Kehinde Elijah, 45, and Eze Joseph, in connection with the killing of a police sergeant, Onalaja Onajide. Onajide, who was attached to Ilemba Hausa Division, Ajangbadi, was gunned down at about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, in front of the division by bullets said to be from an unknown source.
It was gathered that the suspects were apprehended on Saturday evening and yesterday morning by a team led by Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Yahaya Adesina, a Chief Superintendent (CSP), who witnessed the incident alongside another cop that night.
It was gathered that Elijah, a dismissed soldier sacked for allegedly deserting the battle against insurgents in the northeast, paid frequent visits to the police station pretending to be a serving soldier.
According to a police source, on that fateful day at about 9:00 p.m., the newly posted DPO of the station was hearing some noise in front of the station and came down from his office to know what was wrong, but when he came down, none of the four-station guards was on duty. Read more
Police still in search of boy who killed parents three months after (Guardian)
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala Elkana, has said that the police are still searching for Michael Okhide, the boy who stabbed his father and mother to death in Ejigbo area of Lagos State. The suspect had been declared wanted by the police since the incident occurred.
Elkana told newsmen that all hands were still on deck to ensure the boy is arrested as the intelligence teams are still working to trace him and apprehend him.
The 23-year old boy, Michael Okhide, had attacked his parents, by stabbing his father, Barrister Clement Okhide and his mother, Mrs. Toyin Okhide, who thereafter bled to death about three months ago in their home at Alhaji Akeem Gbadamosi Street, Ejigbo, where they resided.
The deceased father, Okhide, was at the time the newly elected chairman of Ailegun West Community Development Association (CDA) in Ejigbo. Read more
‘Lawyer didn’t sponsor military, thugs for illegal demolition’ (Nation)
A Lagos lawyer, Yinka Campbell, has debunked a report accusing him of sponsoring the military and thugs to demolish buildings at Aboru, in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos.
A national daily last Monday fingered Campbell as the alleged sponsor of four Air Force men and thugs, who carried out the destruction.
The report claimed that while the lawyer denied responsibility for the demolition, he admitted supporting the invaders’ action, because his firm had been granted possession of the land.
But Campbell, in a statement, said the national daily was misled and misinformed by the real land grabbers, who had been sponsoring hoodlums and law enforcement agents to demolish his clients’ building on the land. Read more
BRT driver who killed businesswoman handed over to police (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Bus Rapid Transit driver, Collins Nnodi, who went into hiding after ramming a businesswoman, Grace Okeleke, to death in the Agric area of Ikorodu.
PUNCH Metro had reported that Grace, the wife of the Head of Public Relations, Globacom, Andrew Okeleke, attempted to cross the road after being dropped off by her driver around 7.20pm, on Monday, May 11, 2020, when Nnodi, who was driving a BRT bus with number plate, EPE 59 XR, knocked her down.
While the businesswoman died on the spot, Nnodi, however, zoomed off and abandoned the victim at the scene of the accident.
Annoyed by the development, an angry mob vandalised some BRT buses plying the route. Read more