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 bags life imprisonment for defiling 14-year-old daughter (Punch)
An Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court on Wednesday sentenced one Adewale Ibitoye to life imprisonment for having sexual intercourse with his 14-year-old daughter.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Abiola Soladoye also sentenced Ibitoye’s friend, Moses Okrukpe, to life imprisonment for defiling and impregnating the survivor at 14.
Soladoye held that the prosecution had convincingly proved the charge of defilement against the convicts.
She condemned the barbaric act of the first defendant for having sex with his underage daughter several times before passing her to his friend for a pseudo marriage, over a bottle of gin. Read more
Lagos vandals remanded for stealing N45m cables, tracks (Punch)
Two men, Adamu Nazifi and Dan-Azumi Ibrahim, have been arraigned before an Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court for vandalising and stealing armoured cables and rail track clips valued at N45m.
The defendants were arraigned on three counts of vandalism, stealing, and wilful damage to power cables and track clips.
The police prosecutor, ASP Jibo Katuka, told the court that the defendants committed the crime on October 20, 2022, at the Ikeja/Asokoko/Agege railway line of Lagos State.
He said they were apprehended on Sunday, November 20, 2022, by officers of the Railway Police Command headquarters in the state. Read more
Kidnappers selling human parts abduct LASPOTECH undergraduate (Punch)
An undergraduate of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Marvelous Omobobola, who was abducted by a kidnap syndicate in the state, has been released after his family members paid N200,000 ransom.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Omobobola went to school on Saturday to sign a SIWES form.
After he was done, the undergraduate boarded a tricycle to his hostel in the Odogunyan area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
The 28-year-old said the tricycle operator was conveying him and other passengers to their destinations in Odogunyan when he suddenly veered onto a street to avoid the traffic ahead. Read more
Motorcyclist flees after woman dies in Lagos hotel (Punch)
A motorcyclist, identified simply as Alfa Sule, has absconded after his suspected lover, one Muniat, died when they lodged in a guest house in the Igbogbo Bayeku Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Muniat’s corpse was found when the manager of the guest house was conducting a routine check in the hotel.
Following the discovery, the manager reportedly informed the Ikorodu Police Station and policemen were detailed to the hotel to investigate the case.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said Sule fled from the guest house, adding that efforts were on to arrest him. Read more
Lagos brothers remanded for allegedly poisoning friend to death (Punch)
An Ebute Metta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has remanded two brothers, Daniel and Evans Sunday, for allegedly administering a concoction suspected to be poison to their friend, Murani Talemu.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Talemu died shortly after consuming the concoction the brothers gave him in the Epe area of Lagos State.
The police prosecutor, Inspector Orobosa Osagiede, said policemen detailed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death arrested the brothers.
Osagiede noted that the defendants confessed to the crime, adding that the offences contravened Section 411 and 217 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Read more
Lagos doctor’s absence stalls arraignment for defiling in-law (Punch)
The arraignment of the medical doctor of Optimal Cancer Care Foundation, Dr Olufemi Olaleye, before an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court, over alleged defilement of his wife’s 15-year-old niece, was on Monday stalled due to his absence.
PUNCH Metro gathered that when the matter was called, the prosecuting counsel, Oluwagbenga Alagbe, told the court that the prosecution had done the needful in a letter dated November 18, that was sent to the defendant and the Investigating Police Officer to notify all parties of the defendant’s arraignment.
Alagbe said a letter sent to the defendant was duly acknowledged, adding that it could be regarded as Exhibit A.
“We equally sent a letter to the complainant and the Investigating Police Officer, but unfortunately the defendant is not here. In view of the circumstance, we shall be asking for a bench warrant against the defendant,” he said. Read more
Kidnap: Police arrests suspect, reunites victims with families (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command has announced that a serial kidnap suspect has been arrested by the command and two victims reunited with their families.
The command disclosed this in a statement posted on Twitter on Sunday evening signed by the force spokesperson in Lagos, SP Benjamin Hundeyin.
The command said the 28-year-old female suspect, Joy Kolapo, was arrested in Oyo State after kidnapping her neighbour’s three-year-old son, identified only as Bright in the Ejigbo area of Lagos.
According to intelligence gathered by the police, Kolapo demanded a ransom of N55,000 from the parents of the boy and fled to Oyo after receiving payment. She took Bright to a friend’s shop in Akute before leaving the state. Read more
NDLEA nabs 56-year-old Saudi-bound widow with cocaine in footwear (Guardian)
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) have arrested a 56-year-old widow and mother of four, Mrs. Ajisegiri Kehinde Sidika, at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos for attempting to traffic 400grammes of cocaine concealed in her footwear to Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The suspect, who claims to be a businesswoman trading in adult and children’s wear on Lagos Island was intercepted on Sunday, November 13, while trying to board a Qatar Airways flight going to Saudi Arabia via Doha.
Upon a critical examination of the pair of sandals she was wearing, two parcels of cocaine weighing 400 grams were recovered from them.
In the same vein, attempts by a tricycle parts seller, Ayoade Kehinde Tayo to send 1kg of tramadol 225mg and Rohypnol to Istanbul, Turkey via Cairo on an Egypt Airline flight same day were frustrated by NDLEA operatives who arrested him.
Lagos police parade ex-convict arrested hours after release from prison (Guardian)
The Lagos State Police Command, yesterday, paraded 23-year-old Yakub Yusuf, who was arrested a few hours after being released from prison.
Yusuf was arrested at the early hours of Saturday, November 12, 2022 by operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS). He was nabbed after regaining freedom, following his one-month prison sentence for stealing at Lagos State fuel dump, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
Spokesperson for Lagos State Police Command, Superintendent of Police (SP), Benjamin Hundeyin, said the suspect was imprisoned because he could not pay a fine, which was an option, but that a non-governmental organisation facilitated his release by paying the fine on Friday, November 11, just 10 days after his conviction on November 1, 2022.
“Yakub was arrested again after breaking into Lagos State Fire Service premises from where he stole valve covers of old fire trucks under repairs. Read more
Dethroned Shangisha monarch, brother to remain in prison, says Lagos court (Guardian)
Justice Hakeem Oshodi of a Lagos State High Court Ikeja, yesterday, dismissed a post-conviction bail application filed by convicted dethroned Baale (Monarch) of Shangisha in the Magodo area of the state, Mutiu Ogundare and his brother, Opeyemi Mohammed.
The court dismissed their application for lacking merit.
Consequently, the convicts are to remain in custody pending the determination of their appeals.
Justice Oshodi in a ruling held that the applicants did not satisfy the special conditions to grant post-conviction bail pending appeal. Read more
Ataga’s murder: Police tore my statement, coerced me to sign theirs, Chidinma alleges (Guardian)
Chidinma Ojukwu, a prime suspect in the murder of Super TV Chief Executive Officer, Usifo Ataga, yesterday, told a Lagos State High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) that the two statements she wrote were torn by the police.
Ojukwu told Justice Yetunde Adesanya that she was coerced to sign the statement written for her by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Olusegun Bamidele and one dictated to her by Olufunke Madeyinlo.
She disclosed this in her testimony in trial within trial to ascertain the voluntariness of the statement to the police.
Ojukwu, a suspected 300-level Mass Communication undergraduate, of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) is standing trial over the alleged murder of Ataga alongside her sister, Chioma Egbuchu and one Adedapo Quadri. Read more
Police arrest man for robbing student (DailyTrust)
The police in Lagos State have arrested a 22-year-old man for attacking and dispossessing a student of valuables.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, wrote on his twitter handle that: “At 1:02 a:m, a student just arrived in Ojota from Abuja and was trekking home nearby.
“The suspect and one other, still at large, attacked and dispossessed him of all his valuables.
“Thanks to the eagle-eyed RRS patrol officers around the scene.” Read more