What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
Lagos records zero conviction as 213 die in seven years, 145 building collapsed in 13 years (Punch)
No fewer than 213 persons have lost their lives in seven major building collapse incidents in Lagos State in the last seven years, The PUNCH has learnt.
This is just as at least 145 buildings have collapsed in the state between 2007 and now.
The 213 figure is the summation of casualties in seven different incidents between 2014 and 2020.
It was learnt that while the state government had taken possession of the building sites and threatened sanctions, there has been no known conviction. Read more
Lagos police investigate death of FAAN’s AGM (Nation)
The Lagos State police command, says it has begun an investigation into the death of Mr Abdulrahaman Musa, Assistant General Manager (AGM), Electrical Engineering Department, Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria ( FAAN), Lagos.
The police spokesman in Lagos, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the investigation to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday.
Ajisebutu, however, did not give details of how far the investigation had gone.
“The case is under investigation at Abattoir Police Division. Arrest is not to my knowledge yet,” he said. Read more
NDLEA arrests notorious drug dealer behind London-bound multiple consignments (Sun)
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency(NDLEA), has arrested a notorious drug dealer, Okoli Collins Ikenna, who is the mastermind of recent multiple attempts to export illicit drugs to London in the United Kingdom through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, and some courier companies in Lagos.
Okoli has been on court bail following his arrest in November 2020 and subsequent arraignment before a Lagos Federal High Court for attempting to export 15.700kgs of Methamphetamine to Australia.
A statement by the Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi said series of investigations into recent multiple attempts to export illicit drugs to the UK led to the arrest of the drug dealer on Tuesday 2nd November, when he was caught with 78 parcels of Cannabis, concealed in black soap packs labelled as Dudu Osun, with a total weight of 12.250 kilograms heading to United Kingdom.
Further investigation also revealed that Okoli is the one behind the attempt to export 7.350kgs of Cannabis to the UK on Thursday 21st October, a consignment that was intercepted at NAHCO export shed of the MMIA. Read more
4 killed as police, tricycle riders clash in Lagos (Guardian)
Four people were reportedly killed yesterday, in a clash between the police and tricycle riders in Abule-Egba area of Lagos State. The Guardian learnt that trouble started when an unidentified police officer allegedly stabbed a tricycle operator at Ile Iwe bus stop, Abule-Egba, Lagos, which led to a reprisal attack by the riders.
Eyewitness reports revealed that chaos began after a tricycle operator was killed for refusing to give a “N100 bribe” to an officer.
According to eyewitnesses, police officers during the clash allegedly shot three people including a 16-year-old apprentice, who was hit by a stray bullet.
He said: “An unidentified police officer allegedly stabbed a tricycle operator in the process, followed by a reprisal attack by the riders.” Read more
Lagos bridges turn abodes for hoodlums (Sun)
In other environments, bridges are monuments – places that citizens and foreigners like to visit for sightseeing! Sometimes they serve as nests for lovers. But in Nigeria, especially in Lagos, that appears not to be the case, these days. Lagos bridges rather emit fear, horror, panic, and trepidation as they act as abodes for hoodlums.
If that were their intention, to find a place where they can just lay their heads and catch some sleep, perhaps nobody will have any cause to worry. But to constitute a big menace to saner minds after taking some substances is what Lagosians are not prepared to live with.
Hardly would a day pass without you hearing stories of unsuspecting people who were robbed, attacked, harassed or swindled while passing some of the Lagos bridges. Saturday Sun findings show that the most notorious are: Eko, Empire, Ojuelegba, Carter, Apapa, Ikeja, and Oshodi bridges. While some of the attacks take place in the day, especially in lonely places and during lonely hours, others take place at night when workers or travellers are on their way home.
A guided tour of some of these bridges will show that underneath them are dirty sights characterized by littered plastics and disused packs and packets. Some of them look dingy with odours of dead rats, Indian hemp and other substances oozing from there. Sometimes you see madmen and women strolling around the places. Read more
Police kill 3 during clash with Lagos tricycle riders over N100 (Punch)
There was pandemonium on Command Road, Meiran, Lagos State, as a clash between men of the state police command and tricycle operators in the area left no fewer than three persons dead.
PUNCH Metro gathered that trouble started when a yet-to-be-identified traffic warden allegedly stabbed a tricycle operator, identified only as Eleyele, to death for refusing his demand for N100.
Angered by the development, the victim’s colleagues ran after the policeman, who fled the scene.
After the cop escaped, the protesting crowd carried the victim’s remains to the front of the Meiran Police Division, where it was deposited. Read more