What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
Lagos monarch who faked kidnap jailed 15 years (Punch)
Justice Hakeem Oshodi of the Lagos High Court in Ikeja, on Tuesday, sentenced the dethroned Baale of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state, Mutiu Ogundare, to 15 years imprisonment for faking his kidnap.
The convict was first remanded on July 16, 2017, by an Ogba magistrate’s court, Ikeja, for faking his kidnap.
Mutiu was tried alongside his wife, Abolanle, and brother, Opeyemi Mohammed.
They were arraigned on three counts bordering on conspiracy, breach of peace and fake kidnapping. Read more
Lagos policeman enforcing Okada ban shoots guard (Punch)
A security guard, Koleosho Abayomi, has demanded justice after a policeman allegedly shot him in his thigh at the Lekki Peninsula Scheme II, in the Eti Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the cop, alongside three colleagues, all attached to the Ogombo Police Station, stormed the Lekki Peninsula Scheme II to enforce the government ban on motorcycle operations on the estate when the incident happened.
Abayomi, while speaking to our correspondent, said following the ban, some commercial motorcyclists were allowed to operate on the estate to ease the movement of residents, adding that when the policemen got to the gate, one of his colleagues, Friday, stopped their patrol vehicle.
Angered by the action, Abayomi said the policemen got down from the vehicle to challenge the security guard for stopping them. Read more
Lagos residents arraigned for beating electricity worker (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday arraigned two residents of Orile Oko-Oba, in the Agege area of the state before an Ogba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly assaulting an official of an electricity distribution company, Ikeja Electric.
The men were charged with four counts of assault and causing breach of public peace.
The charges read in part, “That you, Odewale Jamiu, Fatai Saheed, and others at large, on September 20, 2022, around 10.45am, at Oko-Oba Road, Agege, Lagos, in the Ikeja Magisterial District, did conduct yourselves in a manner likely to cause breach of the peace by engaging some Ikeja Electric staff while performing their lawful duty.
“That you, Odewale Jamiu, Fatai Saheed, and others at large, on the same date, time and place, in the aforementioned magisterial district, did assault one Omotosho Olugbenga a worker of Ikeja Electric, that led to the hospitalisation…” Read more
Court jails 3 men for robbery in Lagos (Punch)
Justice I.R.B. Adebiyi of the Lagos State High Court sitting at Ikeja, Lagos State, on Tuesday, convicted and sentenced three men for armed robbery.
The convicts, Lanre Otunola, Toibu Oyeyinka and Jamiu Agboola, who were first arraigned on July 31, 2014, were convicted for conspiracy and armed robbery.
The convicts, on December 13, 2013, attempted to rob a couple of their cars in the Orile Iganmu area of the state.
They attempted the robbery with weapons, which the police and the prosecuting counsel could not provide as exhibits in court. Read more
Lagos police arrest 3, recover 150 ‘skuchies’ bottles (Punch)
Three suspects conveying 150 bottles of ‘skuchies’ have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
‘Skuchies’ is a cocktail of drugs, including cannabis sativa, tramadol tablets, codeine, swifnol, among others.
The trio – Francis Friday, Kemi Adeyemo, and Nonso Orji – were arrested while conveying 150 bottles of ‘skuchies’ in a Suzuki minibus at Igbo Agowa, Ikorodu.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known in a tweet on Tuesday. Read more
Midnight gunshots, burglars terrify Lagos community (Punch)
Residents of Abule Taylor community in the Abule Egba area of Lagos State have lamented incessant gunshots every midnight in the area.
The residents, who spoke to our correspondent, also decried the activities of burglars and miscreants who terrorised people in the community.
A resident, who identified himself simply as Biggie for security reasons, said he realised he was not the only one aware of the situation when he got a call from a neighbour while another shooting was going on.
He said, “A neighbour called my phone one midnight to alert me when he heard the gunshots. I told him that wasn’t the first time such a thing had happened. It has been the case since a man in the neighbourhood was shot dead inside his house while wrestling with armed robbers.” Read more
35-year-old importer in court over $11k fraud (Punch)
A 35-year-old importer, Chukwudi Ajaegbu, has been arraigned before the Ogba Magistrate’s Court for allegedly obtaining $11,000 fraudulently from one Austine Ukaoha in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
Ajaegbu, who was charged with three counts, was arraigned before Magistrate F.M. Onamusi.
The defendant, with others at large, were said to have conspired to commit felony, to wit stealing, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 411 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, Nigeria 2015.
According to the police, sometime in 2010 on Bread Fraint Street, in the Balogun area of Lagos, the defendant, with others at large, conspired among themselves to obtain the sum under false pretences. Read more
OPC arrests 2 for stealing machine in Lagos (Punch)
Members of the Oodua People’s Congress, on Monday, arrested two men who allegedly stole a vulcanising machine from a store at Mile 12, in the Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The Chief Security Officer of the Gani Adams-led faction of the OPC, Rotimi Obayemi, told PUNCH Metro that the suspects confessed to stealing the machine after it was found with them.
He identified the suspects as Sanni Aminu, 30, and Ibrahim Salisu, 29.
Obayemi said, “I was called by the OPC chairman who told me that they had caught two thieves. On arrival, I interrogated the suspects in Hausa because they did not understand English. They both confessed that they broke into a store at Underbridge, Mile 12, and stole the machine.” Read more
Corpse obstructing traffic removed from Lagos road (Punch)
The body of a yet-to-be-identified man has been found around the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The victim was suspected to have been crushed to death by a hit-and-run driver around 05.45am on Monday.
Some Twitter users had called the attention of the police and the state government to the corpse, which they said was causing gridlock.
A user, Henry Okpafi @henastropez, wrote, “There’s a male corpse while descending the flyover bridge en route Ikeja, at General Hospital on Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way. Already causing traffic on the bridge.” Read more
10-year-old raped, killed in Lagos, comedienne Princess alleges (Punch)
Nigerian comedienne and actress, Damilola Adekoya, popularly known as Princess, on Monday raised the alarm on the rape and death of a 10-year-old in the Ayobo area of Lagos State.
In a video on her Instagram page, Princess stated that the incident happened on Sunday, adding that the police had denied the victim’s family access to the child’s corpse.
She, therefore, made a plea to the general public to visit the Ayobo police station and assist the child’s mother in getting justice.
The teary Princess said, “If you live around Ayobo, help me go to Ayobo police station. This girl was raped and killed yesterday. Her name is Aisha. Read more
Lagos teenager stabs friend to death over food (Punch)
A teenager, Daniel Akindele, has allegedly stabbed his friend, Ayo Bameke, to death during a fight over food at Abattoir Complex in the Agege area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Akindele and Bameke, alongside other friends, usually visited the complex to play football.
On the day of the incident, our correspondent learnt that the duo and their friends visited the complex as usual.
Bameke was said to have left his friends to buy food. Read more
Lagos-Ibadan traffic: Police, kidnappers exchange gunfire, traveller rescued (Punch)
Men of the Ogun State Police Command have rescued a kidnap victim, Sheu Anafi, and arrested a suspected kidnapper, Ibraheem Abubakar, around the Kara Bridge end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Oyeyemi said the arrest was made on Saturday after his men invaded the hideout of the suspect and rescued the victim, who was one of the passengers whose vehicle was attacked by a gang of kidnappers.
He said, “Men of the command took the battle to the doorstep of the hoodlums following a report lodged at the Warewa divisional headquarters by a commercial driver. Read more
Lagos scammers defraud, rape lady in uncompleted building (Punch)
Two suspected fraudsters, Rotimi Fisher and Sherif Adebayo, have allegedly defrauded a 23-year-old girl in the Ipaja area of Lagos State.
The suspects also reportedly lured the victim to an uncompleted building on Majiyagbe Street, Ipaja, where Adebayo allegedly raped her.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the victim was on her way to a destination in Iyana Ipaja when Fisher approached her to help him locate an address.
The suspect, who reportedly presented himself as a foreign businessman to the victim, said he came to Nigeria to deliver goods to one of his clients at the address and to collect his outstanding payments. Read more
Lagos police testify against suspected burglar (Punch)
The trial of a suspected burglar, Jelili Tajudeen, before Justice Mojisola Dada of the Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, continued on Thursday.
The defendant and a yet-to-be-identified accomplice (now deceased) were said to have broken into a house on Joshua Ashiyanbi Street, Alagbado, Lagos, where a resident, Ayodeji Asha, raised the alarm.
The action forced the men to scale the fence into another house, where they allegedly stabbed two men, Ndubuisi Ozor and Kenneth Uchenna.
Tajudeen is facing four counts of conspiracy, burglary and causing grievous harm. Read more
Lagos police arrest 3, intercept ammunition, phones, others (Punch)
The Lagos State Police command on Saturday said its operatives arrested three suspects at Poromope Estate, Ijede road in the Ikorodu area of the state.
The suspects identified as Tukur Abdullah, Muazu Telim and Dahiru Idris, were caught with two buses, an unspecified number of live cartridges, three dismantled motorcycles, phones among other items.
Our correspondent gathered that the trio were on their way to Katsina State when operatives from the Ikorodu Police Division intercepted them.
The state police spokesperson, Benjamin Hundeyin, stated in a statement on Saturday that the suspects had been transferred to the command’s headquarters in Ikeja for further investigation. Read more
Lagos task force impounds 150 Okada, goes after landgrabbers, other violators (Guardian)
The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force) has arrested recalcitrant Okada operators, land grabbers and environmental law violators who refused to heed the warnings.
The suspects were arrested after a week-long operation carried out by the agency in Ogba, Apapa, Tradefair, Elemoro, Ojodu and others.
Speaking on Sunday at the agency headquarters in Bolade, Oshodi, Lagos and its environs, Chairman of the Lagos Taskforce, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Shola Jejeloye, said traces of okada operations had been noticed in the aforementioned areas and other parts of the state despite the ban on their activities, prompting the agency to carry out the necessary mop up exercises in the city.
Jejeloye disclosed that not less than 150 commercial bikes were impounded for willfully operating on restricted routes and flouting traffic rules in some others. According to him, 10 Okada passengers were also apprehended for driving on the restricted Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor and were charged to court, where they were fined N50, 000 or to serve three months in Badagry Correctional Centre.
Lagos task force vows to evict, arrest illegal occupiers of government facilities (Guardian)
The Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force) has vowed to evict and arrest illegal occupiers of government facilities in the state.
The agency said this after reclaiming, clearing and demolishing illegal structures on a portion of land allocated to the State Ambulance Services (LASAMBUS) from unauthorised occupants.
Chairman of the agency, Shola Jejeloye, who coordinated the operation, yesterday, at Olufemi Street, Bajulaiye in Shomolu area of the state, said the exercise was long overdue.
According to him, residents of the community had expressed displeasure over illegal occupation of basic social amenities meant to cater for their health needs by a few saboteurs for their selfish interests. Read more
Family of 3-year-old boy who died in Lagos hospital demands justice (Guardian)
A three-year-old child died on Friday at the Maternal and Child Care Hospital, Ogombo, Ajah due to alleged negligence.
His mother, Loveth Nwogu who spoke exclusively to The Guardian said her son had Nasal Congestion and she decided to take him to the hospital for proper treatment before resuming school on Monday.
According to her, the first night he was treated and given an injection, her bubbly child vomited and emptied his stomach before sleeping off. The second time was what took his life.”
She said the doctor and nurse who injected the child are nowhere to be found since the incident occurred. Read more
Lagos: 11 women die from domestic violence in 20 months (Guardian)
Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency have revealed that 4860 domestic and sexual violence cases have been recorded this year, with 11 women dying from domestic violence incidents in 20 months.
The Executive Secretary of the agency, Mrs. Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, disclosed this, yesterday, at a two days training for Police prosecutors, state prosecutors and family support units in police stations in Lagos.
According to her, while five women have died from domestic violence this year, six women died last year. She said all the men involved are already being prosecuted and are in custody.She said the training was put together to help prosecutors understand best practices in prosecuting sexual and gender-based violence cases. Read more