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Air Force officials on BRT lane kill Lagos artist, offer family N200,000 (Punch)
The family of an artist, Ifeanyi Kalu, has been thrown into mourning after personnel of the Nigerian Air Force, accused of driving on the Bus Rapid Transit lane in Lagos State, crushed him.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Ifeanyi was on his way to work in the Ilupeju area of the state when the incident happened.
His remains were said to have been deposited in a mortuary at the Nigerian Air Force base in Lagos.
Describing Ifeanyi’s death as a big loss to his family, an actor, Segun Adefila, said he was killed two months after his mother’s death. Read more
#EndSARS: Stabbed security agent laments ordeal, seeks help (Punch)
A paramilitary officer, Shina Edun, who was stabbed during the recent #EndSARS memorial protest at the Lekki Tollgate, has sought the intervention of the Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in the payment of his medical expenses.
PUNCH Metro had reported that one of the security agents detailed to guard the Lekki Tollgate during the memorial car procession was stabbed after tear gas canisters were fired by the police to disperse the protesters last Wednesday.
The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had said minimum force was used to protect lives and property when hoodlums infiltrated the protesters during the demonstration.
Narrating his ordeal, Edun said he was stabbed while trying to protect the property of the Lekki Concession Company. Read more
NDLEA arrests 2 fake security agents, nursing mother on bail for another drug crime (Tribune)
Desperate efforts by drug cartels to export different quantities of Cocaine, Heroin, Methamphetamine and Cannabis to London, the United Kingdom through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, Lagos have been scuttled by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Narcotic officers of the Agency had on Thursday 28th October during outward routine clearance of cargo at NAHCO export shed of the airport intercepted 20 parcels of Cocaine weighing 1.2kg concealed in packets of Zee black soap; 23 parcels of Heroin weighing 1.4kg hidden in packets of Zee black soap and 39 parcels of 2.35kg Methamphetamine concealed in Dudu -Osun black soap packets according to the agency, a few days earlier, October 21, a similar cargo had been intercepted at the NAHCO shed of the MMIA, where 7.35kgs of Cannabis concealed inside some tablets of Dudu Osun black soap were recovered. No fewer than three suspects have so far been arrested in connection to the seizures.
Barely a week after she was arrested and granted bail for attempting to smuggle drugs concealed in cassava flour meal called ‘akpu’ into NDLEA cell for a suspect in custody, a nursing mother who claims to be a part-time 400-level student of International Studies and Diplomacy at the University of Benin, Mariam Adetilewa Dirisu has again been arrested for trafficking in 5kg skunk and 8.1grams of Molly.
The 35-year-old mother of a 2 month-old-baby was first arrested on 21st October by the Edo State Command of the Agency. Read more
Court grants NDLEA permission to detain vessel, 28 crew members (Leadership)
Justice Abimbola Awogboro of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Friday granted an order of interim forfeiture of a vessel, MV Chayaneenre, allegedly used to smuggle 32.9 kilograms of Cocaine into the country, to the federal government.
Justice Awogboro also granted leave to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to detain the Master of the vessel, Tanahan Krilerk and 28 crew members, comprising 21Thailand Nationals and seven Nigerians.
The vessel’s crew members are: Hansoongnern Mr. Boonlert; Paopinta Mr. Worrapat; Somboonying Mr. Weerapart; Kantaprom Mr. Marut; Amsri Mr. Ukrit; Booncharoen Mr. Jakkarn; Pala Mr. Theerayut; Autchapong Mr. Wuttipon; Mauhuittanpradit Mr. Suwanchai; Langkapin Mr. Bularit; Petto Mr. Uthen; Truwan Mr. Somiit; Chittrong Mr. Noppon; Jaisuk Mr. Panudet; Putitiek.
They also include: Mr. Thamimarong; Thaworn Mr. Amnaet; Thanatlueal Mr. Worakan; Seedawong Mr. Sirisak; Timiasan Mr. Prayong Nonthing; Thammarat; Chaiyarin Mr Praditsak, all Thailand Nationals. Read more
Lagos arraigns 28 year-old man for defiling teenager (Guardian)
Lagos State Government yesterday, arraigned a 28-year-old man, Moses Joseph before a Lagos High Court, Ikeja, for allegedly defiling a minor.
Joseph was arraigned on two-count charge before Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, for an offence bordering on the act of indecent treatment of a 13-year-old girl.
The prosecution alleged that the defendant, on September 17 about 11:00p.m, indulged in an act of indecent treatment of the girl (names withheld) by putting his finger in her private part (vagina) and making her perform a sexual act.
The act took place at 25, Kadiri Street, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos State within Ikeja Judicial Division.The prosecution said the offence contravened sections 135, 137 of the Criminal Law, Ch, C16, Vol 3 Laws of Lagos State, 2015. Read more
Driver charged for death of LASTMA official, accuses police of assault (NewTelegraph)
A 37-year-old defendant, Elijah Shokoya yesterday told an Ikeja High Court, Lagos that he was assaulted by police officers who obtained his statement over the death of an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), one Mr Olawale Akinmade.
Shokoya, a driver, is currently standing trial for allegedly causing the death of the LASTMA official on January 26, 2021 on the Ikorodu Expressway by Demurin Junction, Ketu, Lagos.
The defendant, who allegedly knocked down Akinmade with his Opel Car with registration number AAA 74 GG, accused two police officers of assaulting him on January 27 in an attempt to force him to sign a written statement at the station. Shokoya made this accusation during a trial-withintrial to determine whether his police statement was obtained under duress.
Led in evidence by the defence counsel, Mrs Abiodun Kolawole, Shokoya testified in Yoruba Language and interpreted in English Language. He said that he gave his police statement in the morning of January 27, a day after he was apprehended by authorities. Read more
Generator repairer faces N2.7m fraud charge (Punch)
A 39-year-old generator repairer, Paulinus Emeh, who allegedly defrauded his customer to the tune of N2.7m, has appeared before an Ejigbo Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that Emeh, whose residential address was not provided, is standing trial on four counts of fraud and stealing.
The police prosecutor, Insp. N. A. Simon, told the court on Friday that the defendant committed the alleged offences on October 16, around 11am on Community Road, Ago, Okota, in Lagos.
Simon alleged that the defendant fraudulently obtained the sum of N2.7m from the complainant, Mr Benjamin Idisi, under the guise of fixing a new core in the complainant’s 1.500KVA caterpillar generator. Read more
Navy intercepts vessel, arrest 22 over cocaine trafficking (Leadership)
The Nigerian Navy on Thursday said it has arrested 22 Thai seafarers over alleged attempt to traffick 32.9kg of cocaine from Brazil into the shores of Nigeria.
The seafarers who are currently being detained at the Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) BEECROFT, Apapa, Lagos, were arrested on-board MV CHAYANEE NAREE, by a joint team led by the Nigerian Navy following an intelligence report from the UK Border Force.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the cargo ship left Santos in Brazil on September 19, 2021 and the UK Border Force discovered that the vessel was heading to Nigeria with cocaine.
Addressing journalists on the arrest, the commander of NNS BEECROFT, Commodore Bashir Mohammed, said the sting operation was a collaborative effort between the Nigerian Navy and other law enforcement agencies including the INTERPOL, the Nigerian Custom Services, Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). Read more
Court remands 2 over alleged armed robbery (Guardian)
Justice Mojisola Dada of an Ikeja Special Offences Court in Lagos State on Tuesday ordered the detention of Abdulrasaq Otegbeye and Sodiq Osho at the Kirikiri Correctional Center over the alleged armed robbery.
Dada ordered the remand of the defendants after they both pleaded not guilty to a four-count charge bordering on conspiracy to commit robbery, armed robbery, assault occasioning bodily harm and damage to property.
The state prosecutor, Ms Afolake Onayinka, informed the court that the defendants committed the alleged offences at 5.45 a.m. on June 19, 2019, at Macus Road, Alagbado Area, Lagos State.
“The defendants while armed with a knife robbed Ms Olufunmilayo Babajide of her bag containing her bible, mobile phone and a cash sum of N500 and stabbed her on her wrist. Read more
One shot as suspected hoodlums lay siege to Lagos high court (Channels)
Suspected hoodlums on Monday laid siege to the Lagos High Court sitting in Tafawa Balewa Square claiming that one of their members was shot by prison warders from the Kirikiri correctional centre.
They demobilised two Black Maria vehicles that had brought inmates from the Ikoyi correctional centre to court for their cases.
Their actions caused panic and made all the sitting judges end their proceedings abruptly. Registrars and litigants also took to their heels.
According to an eyewitness, the victim was shot while trying to interact with some of the inmates in the Black Maria. Read more
Lagos resident jailed 18 years for stabbing man, counsel blames youthfulness (Punch)
A Lagos State High Court sitting at TBS has sentenced a 32-year-old man, Saheed Sanni, to 18 years’ imprisonment for stabbing one Jide Felix to death.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the convict stabbed Felix in the neck with a broken bottle on December 18, 2015, at LUTH Junction in the Agege Motor Road area of Mushin, Lagos, when an argument ensued between them.
Sanni, who had earlier pleaded not guilty to the charge when he was first arraigned on January 18, 2021, later pleaded guilty to one count of involuntary manslaughter.
The prosecution counsel, Olayemi Shofolu, informed the court that the convict applied for a plea bargain to change his plea, adding that the prosecution had amended the charge. Read more