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 court fines 172 arrested at Cubana nightclub N6.8m (Punch)
A mobile court sitting at the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit in Oshodi has convicted 172 persons arrested by the state police command for violating COVID-19 protocols.
The state police command said on Monday that the presiding judge ordered each of the 172 violators to pay a fine of N40,000, and also sentenced them to community service.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had while parading them at the command headquarters in Ikeja, said the 172 persons were arrested during a raid on the Cubana Nightclub, Victoria Island, on Saturday. Read more
Fear grips Lagos community as six kids go missing (Punch)
At least six children have been declared missing in Idi Araba, Mushin Local Government Area of Lagos State, as concerns over the safety of kids in the community grow on a daily basis.
The missing children are identified as Abdullahi Mohammed, Umairah Umar, Abubakar Sadiq, one Shittu, Abdullahi Olanrewaju and Abdulahad Ibrahim, who disappeared on Wednesday, January 27.
City Round learnt that the recurring disappearance suspected to be cases of abduction started about two years ago when four of the children went missing successively.
It was gathered that the children usually disappeared while playing with their mates within the vicinity, thereby throwing their parents into confusion.
“He was playing with his mates outside his grandma’s house on Garuba Musa Street that Wednesday,” Ibrahim’s mother, Hadiza, disclosed, her voice overwhelmed by grief. Read more
Tramadol concealed in ceramic tiles intercepted in Lagos (Nation)
The Apapa Command of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), has intercepted 554 cartons of tramadol and 989 cartons of unwholesome pharmaceutical products concealed in ceramic tiles at Lagos port.
The Duty Paid Value (DPV) of the drugs, according to the Controller of the Command, Mr. Malanta Yusuf was N223.2 million.
He said the drugs were traced from Indian to Port of Lome in Togo before it was finally shipped to Apapa port where it was intercepted.
He said: ‘’Upon 100 percent physical examination to ascertain its true contents, he said it was found to contain 554 cartons of tramadol capsules (120 milligrams) concealed with 1000 cartons of ceramic tiles. Read more
Travel agent jailed for stealing N10m tickets (Punch)
Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja has sentenced a travel agent, Babawale Ponle, to two years’ imprisonment for misappropriating N10m worth of airline tickets.
Ponle, who is the Managing Director of Travel Doctor Limited, was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on four counts bordering on stealing and issuance of dud cheques.
It was gathered that Ponle was given the tickets on credit by a travel company, Sound Travel Services Limited.
The prosecutor, Samuel Daji, said Ponle committed the offence between March and December 2012. Read more
Driver who knocked down policeman in viral video in custody (Guardian)
The Police Command, Lagos State has arrested one Sunday Okodo, 38, of Alose close, Bony crescent, Apapa, who knocked down a police officer from the bridge while resisting arrest.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made the disclosure in a statement signed in Lagos on Thursday.
Adejobi said that Okodo knocked down Insp. David Zapania in an attempt to escape while he was stopped for driving against traffic along International Airport road.
“Some LASTMA (Lagos State Transport Management Authority) personnel, backed up by the police on enforcement duty on Wednesday contravened a Toyota Highlander SUV, driving against the traffic along International Airport road. Read more
Mixed reactions as driver tips Lagos policeman over bridge (Punch)
Nigerians have expressed mixed reactions over the tipping of a police inspector, David Zapania, over a bridge by a yet-to-identified driver in Lagos State.
In a video that surfaced online, the driver was seen evading arrest by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
The PUNCH gathered that the policeman, who fell into a canal, was injured and has been hospitalised.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Jubril Gawat, the police officer broke an arm and in critical condition. Read more
Police avert ethnic clash as two labourers die in Lagos well (Nation)
Operatives of the Lagos Police Command on Tuesday prevented an ethnic fight in Ijesha following the death of two labourers identified as Abdullah, 38, and Ahmed Ibrahim, 36.
It was gathered that the duo died inside a dry well at 10, Babatunde Street, while evaluating the well.
Their death which occurred around 4pm was said to have enraged their northern brothers scores of whom stormed the compound in an attempt to raze it.
They were however resisted by Yoruba youths in the neighbourhood who barricaded the storey building and threatened showdown with the invaders. Read more
LASTMA investigates extortion allegation against officers by drivers (DailyTrust)
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has commenced an investigation into cases of extortion levelled against its personnel on traffic duty by drivers and other road users. The investigation follows a video of officials of LASTMA collecting N11, 300 at Agege which had gone viral on social media.
General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, promised that those found to have been involved in the extortion of the victim would be dealt with according to the state criminal laws.
Oduyoye disclosed that the agency has commenced investigation into extortion claims contained in a viral post on Facebook by a Lagos motorist accusing some LASTMA officials of extorting N11,300 from him at one of the zonal commands in Agege. Oduyoye gave assurance that the photographic evidence provided by the complainant would be scrutinised and any officer found culpable would be made to face the consequences under the extant rules of the State Civil Service as specified. Read more