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!!!
Customs battles smugglers in Lagos, Ogun, intercepts cartons of poultry products (DailyTrust)
Operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Federal Operations Unit, Zone A, were on Monday engaged in a gun battle with smugglers. At the end of the clash, the Customs officials intercepted and destroyed poultry products worth N20,678,400. Eko Trust gathered that the smugglers had attempted to bring into Nigeria many cartons of frozen poultry products, but met stiff resistance from the Customs officers. The Acting Comptroller of the unit, Usman Yahaya, who confirmed this, said seizures were actually made in two separate operations. Read more
Landlord’s wife slashes tenant’s face with razor (Nation)
A landlord’s wife has been arrested for slashing the face of a female tenant with razor blade.
The incident happened on Monday at 78 Amudalatu Street in Agodo area of Egbe in Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State.
The victim, Ms Ruth Chukwu was allegedly attacked by the unnamed landlord’s wife during an altercation over disconnection of electricity supply by the landlord.
It was said that the victim and other tenants in the building had allegedly defaulted in payment of electricity bills, prompting their disconnection by the officials of an electricity distribution company penultimate Monday.
According to sources, trouble started at about 9am when the landlord decided to reconnect his own apartment’s water supply. Read more
Four killed during cultists, hoodlums’ clashes in Lagos (Punch)
No fewer than four persons have allegedly been killed in the ongoing supremacy battle between hoodlums from the Akosile area and the Network Base in Gasikiya, Amusun area of the Apapa-Iganmu Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
Some of the residents, who spoke with PUNCH Metro on Monday, identified the deceased simply as Mai-Rago, Agbo, Tuwo and Akeem, aka Sample, adding that the clashes had extended to the Gangari, Adeyemi, Oju Ina, Arewa and Amusun, among other areas in Apapa Iganmu.
During the clashes, scores of residents and business owners are usually thrown into panic and run helter-skelter for safety.
It was learnt that the hoodlums reportedly took advantage of the tension in the affected areas to burgle shops, loot property and destroy vehicles parked on the streets. Read more
Hoodlums butcher photographer, injure Lagos monarch, others (Punch)
There was panic in the Ajegunle-Apapa area of Ajeromi Ifelodun Local Government Area of Lagos State recently when hoodlums known as the Awala Boys clashed and allegedly killed a photographer, Peter-Greg Edogbeji.
It was learnt that during the clash, which started around 6pm, the Awala Boys also took advantage of the tension in the community to rob unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables, injured scores of residents, including the traditional ruler of the Oke-Ira community, Taiye Layeni, who reportedly escaped death by a whisker.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the Awala Boys, a syndicate that specialises in stealing phones and using SIM cards to hack into bank accounts, started clashing with each other when the state government banned motorcycle and tricycle operations in some parts of the state to curb illegal activities. Read more
Lagos doctor goes missing on way to sister’s house (Punch)
Family members of a medical doctor with the Lagos State Government, Medinat Somuyiwa, are in distress after she went missing on Thursday.
It was gathered that the doctor who resides in Oworonsoki, left home around 5pm that day for her family house to visit her elder sister at New Garage – a neighbouring community.
Sunday PUNCH learnt that she neither reached her destination nor returned home.
Her husband, Dr Nurudeen Osagie, told our correspondent on Saturday, that the family also searched for her at her workplace at Gbaja Randle Hospital, Surulere, without success.
Osagie added that apart from someone who called in and offered to prepare charms that would make her return home, no one had contacted the family to demand a ransom. Read more
Land dispute: Suspects arrested over death of 2 persons (DailyTrust)
Two persons, whose names the police in Lagos would not disclose yet, are being detained at the Homicide section of the State Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (SCIID), Yaba, over the murder of two persons in a land dispute between two families in Amuwo-Odofin and Isheri Oshun communities in the state. The slain men, Oluwoyo Debo and Daniel Chibuzor, were hacked to death penultimate Friday by some thugs allegedly contracted by some unknown persons during a peace meeting said to have been called to settle the dispute. It was gathered that five other persons sustained injuries during the meeting. SCIID detectives were understood to have begun a manhunt for other fleeing members of the gang of hoodlums that invaded the venue of the meeting.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, confirmed the incident and the death of the two persons. Read more
Court jails two men for N22.5m fraud (Punch)
Justice Olabisi Akinlade of the Lagos State High Court in Ikeja has sentenced two men, David Obi and Sunday Onuigwe, to 14 years’ imprisonment for N22.5m fraud.
The convicts, who were sentenced on five counts bordering on conspiracy to obtain money by false pretences and obtaining money by false pretences, were said to have obtained the sum of N6.9m from one Chris Ubosi on the pretext of selling a property to him.
The charges read in part, “That you David Obi, Sunday Onuigwe and Anthony Woke (now at large), on or about July 21, 2011, at Lagos, within the Ikeja Judicial Division with intent to defraud, did obtain the sum of N6,900,000 from Chris Ubosi, the Managing Director of Megalectrics Limited, by falsely representing that you had a property at Old GRA, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to sell and the said sum represented part payment of the purchase price of N30,000,000, which representation you knew to be false.” Read more