What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
Housekeeper in court for stealing employers’ N12.8m (DailyTrust)
A 21-year-old man, Christopher Aluka, was Tuesday, at an Ikeja chief magistrate court, charged with stealing his employers’ $25,000 equivalent to N12.8 million.
The defendant, a housekeeper, who resides at Badagry, was arraigned for conspiracy and stealing money belonging to Mr and Mrs Clement Okechukwu, his employers.
The prosecutor, ASP Raji Akeem, told the court that the offences were committed on July 8, at BT4, Aspanda Market, Trade Fair, Badagry expressway, Lagos.
Akeem alleged that the defendant and his other accomplice, now at large, conspired and stole his employers’ money. Read more
IPO testifies against bank employees on alleged felony, unlawful detention trial (Guardian)
Police Investigation Officer (IPO) of Alapere Police Station, Lagos, Inspector Kemi Ruth, Tuesday, testified against the four staff members of YHS Financial Company, a microfinance institution, accused of felony and unlawful detention of their customer.
The IPO gave evidence on ill treatment meted to the victim, Tope Ibrahim, at Ogudu Magistrate court, during the resumed hearing of the case, which was adjourned on August 10, 2021.
After the testimony, Magistrate A.O. Daodu, adjourned till December 6, 2021, for continuation of trial.
According to the charge sheet, on August 6, 2021, the culprits, Faith Adekunle (F), Awosika Tosin (M), Olakunle Cokar (M) and Jimoh Olawale Moruf (M) now at large, unlawfully deprived the victim, a resident of Unity Estate, off Ojokoro, Ikorodu, Lagos, her liberty and freedom of movement by detaining her at their office, located at No 536, Ikorodu Road, Iyana School Bus Stop, beside General filling station, Ketu Lagos. Read more
NDLEA arrest one, seized narcotics in Apapa Port concealed in rotors worth N6b from Lebanon (Guardian)
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has arrested one suspect and made a seizure of illicit narcotics worth N6b concealed in a machine from Lebanon at Apapa port, Lagos.
The agency while displaying the exhibit at a press briefing in Raddison Hotel, Ikeja on Wednesday said the seizure, an operation led by Apapa Port Area Commander, Samuel Gadzama, was a large quantity of Captagon, a brand of Amphetamine used by Islamic State’s West African Province (ISWAP), ISIS and Boko Haram insurgents as stimulants.
According to the Chairman, Chief Executive of the NDLEA, rtd. Brig. Gen. Mohamed Marwa, the seizure was to update Nigerians on the evil intent of importation of illicit substances into the country at a very critical time when the nation is faced with security challenges.
He said: ” a total of 451, 807 tablets weighing 74.119 kilograms were discovered hidden inside rotors. Going by the street value of about $25 per tablet, the importer would have raised N5.8 billion.” Read more
Hoodlums eject Lagos tenants over alleged land charges (Punch)
Thugs reportedly led by a man popularly known as Pastor have ejected tenants at a building on Nosamu Street in the Ajegunle area of Lagos over alleged failure of the landlords to pay an annual levy of N1,000 charged on the land.
The yearly levy is reportedly collected by Ojora Family which claimed to have leased the land on which the building was erected and accused the landlords of defaulting for over two 20 years.
But two of the landlords in charge of the house, Tunde Omoyinmi and Mrs Oriyomi Akinsemoyin, said their grandfather bought the land from the Ojora Family, lamenting that their property was forcefully taken over.
City Round learnt that the hoodlums invaded the building on July 29, 2021, and removed the roof in a desperate attempt to take possession of the land said to have been sold to a woman. Read more
Super TV CEO: Ataga’s family allegation against me malicious, says Disu (Punch)
Babalola Disu, one of the persons arraigned in the alleged murder of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Super TV, Usifo Ataga, has denied the family’s allegation that he had a hand in his death.
Disu, in a letter by his lawyers, David and Co, dated August 19, 2021, described the allegation as malicious and false.
Ataga’s family, in a statement on Sunday, August 15, 2021, instructed their lawyer, Mike Ozekhome, to ensure the perpetrators of the crime were brought to book.
The family decried what it described as the low level of professionalism exhibited by the police in the prosecution of the suspected killers of Ataga. Read more
2 armed robbers escape as police nab suspect in Lagos (Punch)
Two armed robbers escaped when policemen nabbed a suspect in the Bode Thomas, Surulere area of the state, the Lagos State Police Command has said.
The suspect, Olawale Samsudeen, 27, was arrested on Wednesday when he and two other members of a criminal gang attempted to rob a victim in his provisions shop at Eric Moore Close in the Bode Thomas.
“The victim, however, raised the alarm which attracted a police anti-crime patrol team on routine patrol in the area.
“The patrol team in a swift response, raced to the scene and with the assistance of members of the public arrested the suspect while two others escaped with the gang’s operational motorcycle,” Spokesman for the Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, said in a statement on Thursday. Read more
Domestic Violence: 5 killed in Lagos (DailyTrust)
The Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) said it has received reports of five deaths due to domestic violence in the state.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), disclosed this Wednesday at a press briefing to commemorate ‘The Domestic and Sexual Violence Awareness Month’, September 2021.
He said the death cases were reported to the police as well as the Chief Coroner of Lagos State for an inquest to be conducted with a view to ascertaining the cause of deaths, the outcome of which, he said, would strengthen the case for prosecution.
He said prosecution is ongoing in three of the cases while the remaining two suspects were currently on the run. Read more
NIPOST clamps down 4 illegal courier operators in Lagos, begins prosecution process (ThisDay)
The Nigerian Postal Service (NIPOST), through its Courier and Logistics Regulatory Department (CLRD), on Wednesday, clamped down on four courier operators in Lagos for allegedly defrauding the federal government and the general public.
CLRD said it was able to establish that the courier operators were operating without valid courier licence through surveillance.
The illegal operation, the CLRD added, amounts to defrauding the federal government of the one-off licence fee that they were supposed to pay into government account.
Also, NIPOST said it has put plans in place to prosecute the courier operators whom they accused of defrauding the general public by collecting jobs worth millions of Naira and ending up not delivering the items that have been paid for since they operate without regulation and licence.
The courier companies, According to NIPOST, include: FTD Logistics Ltd, located in Surulere; SWIFTEX Logistics Limited, located in Anifowose, Ikeja; Massive Solaric Limited, located in Ikeja and Zibia Speed Limited, located in Alausa, Ikeja. Read more
Peacemaker stabbed to death during scuffle in Lagos bar (Punch)
A peacemaker, Aminu Yusuf, has been killed during a fight between two customers in a bar around Volks, in the Ojo Local Government Area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that one Jones Ogelejeme and a yet-to-be identified man were drinking at the bar when an argument ensued between the two men.
The argument reportedly degenerated into a fight, prompting 30-year-old Yusuf, who was also at the scene, to intervene.
Ogelejeme, 29, was said to have thought he wanted to join forces with his opponent, as he allegedly used a sharp object to stab Yusuf in the neck.
Some good Samaritans at the bar reportedly rushed him to a hospital, where he was confirmed dead. Read more