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Mentally-ill woman wrongfully accused of baby theft, gun possession lynched in Lagos (Punch)
A yet-to-be-identified mentally-ill woman has been killed by hoodlums, who accused her of stealing a baby and being in possession of three AK-47 rifles in the Abule Ado area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the hoodlums lynched the woman and set her body ablaze before fleeing the scene on Monday.
The incident, which attracted public attention, was investigated by the state police command, which confirmed that the woman was killed unjustly as no baby or AK-47 rifles were found in her possession.
As of the time of filing this report, an order had been given for the arrest of those responsible for her death. Read more
Abuja-bound nutritionist missing for 18 days between Ogun, Lagos (Punch)
Eighteen days after Opeyemi Anifowose departed his residence in Abeokuta, Ogun State, to board a flight to Abuja at the local wing of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos State, the whereabouts of the nutritionist have remained unknown.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the father of two left his home for capturing under the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System in Abuja when he suddenly went missing.
Efforts by Opeyemi’s traumatised family members and friends to locate his whereabouts have since proved abortive.
His friend simply identified as Chuks said Opeyemi’s family had been thrown into mourning over the incident, adding that no one had contacted his family about his disappearance. Read more
21-year-old arrested for allegedly defrauding investors of over N2b (Guardian)
The Special Fraud Unit (SFU) of the Nigerian Police in Lagos, has arrested the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Brisk Capital Limited Dominic Ngene Joshua, for allegedly diverting over N2 billion in investor funds.
The 21-year-old was arrested following petitions from some of the investors he allegedly scammed in cash and cryptocurrency trading.
Joshua allegedly promised investors 60 percent return on investments in real estate, forex, oil and gas.
The Commissioner of Police in charge of the fraud unit, Anderson Bankole, said the funds which belong to over 500 investors were diverted to sponsor extravagant lifestyle, parties, exotic cars, luxury watches and real estates in Abuja, Lagos and Port Harcourt. Read more
Panic as hoodlums attempt to burn Ile-Epo police station in Lagos (Punch)
There was panic in the popular Ile-Epo market in the Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State on Monday afternoon as rampaging hoodlums tried to set a police station ablaze in the market.
Scores of security operatives have since bombarded the market to forestall an attack as buyers and sellers in the busy market scampered for safety.
The PUNCH gathered that a police officer while on duty clashed with one of the market boys.
A competent source told our correspondent that the market boy tried to hijack the cop’s rifle and a bullet was discharged in the process. Read more
Baron caught with N8b cocaine in Lagos offers $24,500 bribe (Punch)
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency have arrested a suspect, Ejiofor Enwereaku, with 36 blocks of cocaine weighing 27.95km with a street value of over N8b.
Enwereaku was said to have been arrested at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos on Friday.
The agency’s Director of Media and Advocacy, Femi Babafemi, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday titled: ‘NDLEA intercepts N8bn cocaine, arrests drug kingpin at Lagos airport’.
Babafemi described the suspect as the leader of a syndicate, which allegedly specialised in using unsuspecting travellers for trafficking cocaine to various countries. Read more
NDLEA Intercepts N8bn Cocaine At Lagos Airport (DailyTrust)
A Brazil based suspected drug kingpin has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) who also intercepted 36 blocks of cocaine, weighing 27.95 kilogrammes with a street value of over N8bn at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos.
The suspect, Ejiofor Felix Enwereaku, was arrested at the airport on Friday 14 May 2021 “for importing 27.95kg of cocaine using their organised criminal gang, which specialises in tagging/planting drugs in innocent travellers’ luggage.”
Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi, said on Sunday in Abuja that based on intelligence, narcotic agents at the MMIA on Saturday 8 May 2021 intercepted a bag that arrived the Lagos airport from GRU, Brazil via Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the Ethiopian airline with baggage tag No- ET331199 but was disclaimed by an arriving passenger on the flight.
The disclaimed bag was promptly secured by NDLEA operatives for investigation. Read more
Driving against traffic: Lagos impounds 10 vehicles on International Airport Road (Vanguard)
Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) says it has impounded 10 vehicles on Muritala Mohammed International Airport Road for driving against traffic just as it has vowed to, henceforth, commence the arrest and prosecution of drivers of vehicles impounded for driving against traffic in addition to the forfeiture of such vehicles.
The number plates of the 10 impounded vehicles are: Sinotruck (LND 26 XW), Toyota Corolla (BDG 935 FY), A – Zebra (AGL 18 AH), Ford Limited (PF 3622 SPY), Toyota Matrix (KSF 15 DS), Highlander (LSD 01 GR), Toyota Hiace (GGE 506 XZ), Mini Bus (BDG 484 TC), Toyota Hilux (KJA 392 XT) and Toyota Hilux (AAA 987 ET).
The Chairman of the agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, was leading his team on a routine enforcement of traffic law in the metropolis when he ran into some of the vehicles driving against traffic on Airport Road on Friday night.
Further waiting in the the area by the team led to the seizure of more vehicles bringing the total number to 10. Read more
Lagos motorists driving against traffic risk imprisonment, vehicle forfeiture (Punch)
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (task force) has announced that motorists caught driving against the traffic will now face up to a year in prison if convicted and their vehicles will be forfeited to the government.
The task force said this in a statement by the Head of Public Affairs, Femi Moliki, on Sunday while announcing that 10 vehicles were impounded for driving against the traffic when the Chairman of the agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, led his team on a routine enforcement of the traffic law at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport Road on Friday.
Jejeloye said despite the impound-and-auction policy of the state government, motorists were still driving against the traffic, adding that any driver found guilty would now face one year imprisonment and have the vehicle forfeited.
The statement read in part, “Forthwith, the task force will start prosecuting drivers of vehicles impounded for one-way (driving against traffic). Read more
Residents decry onslaught of traffic robbers, cultists, urge governor to swing into action (Guardian)
Olamide Iwayemi is still very shaken and in disbelief, a week after he, along with his wife were attacked and robbed in front of their estate in Lagos.
He told The Guardian that they were coming from church around 8 pm and just dropped off by a church member at the estate gate off Okota road, waiting to cross the busy road when a commercial motorcycle parked beside him.
“I thought the passenger(s) wanted to disembark, but to our shock, the two of them got down and showed us a cutlass and a gun, telling me to bring my phone and my wife’s bag.
“I tried to fight them and was already succeeding when the other person faced my wife, hitting her hand with the cutlass. I had to plead with them to take the bag and just go before they killed her, which they could easily have done. Nobody came to our aid, despite how loudly we were screaming. Read more
5 killed as hoodlums clash over election banner in Lagos (Punch)
Five persons have been reported killed in a clash involving factional members of the All Progressives Congress in Oko-Baba, in the Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of Lagos State.
During the clash, which started around 11am on Wednesday, residents scampered for safety as the hoodlums fought with different weapons, including guns, sticks and machetes.
When our correspondent visited the area on Wednesday, he observed heavy presence of policemen in the community.
A Black Maria was also stationed at the roundabout, where a burnt car was still smouldering. Read more
NSCDC busts oil vandals in Lagos, promises to fight on (Guardian)
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), Lagos State Command, has busted an attempt to siphon Premium Motor Spirit ( PMS) generally referred to as petrol in Iyana- Odo area of Lagos State.
This is contained in a statement signed and released by Assistant Superintendent of Corps 1, (ASC1) Oluwaseun Abolurin, the command’s spokesperson in Lagos State on Saturday.
The statement stated that the NSCDC personnel on patrol at Iyana – Odo area in the Alimosho Local Government Area (LGA) of Lagos State busted the syndicates on May 22 at 0335 a.m.The statement said that the suspected vandals planned to load a-30,000-litre -capacity truck with PMS but for the gallant efforts of the NSCDC personnel. Read more