What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
Police, Okada riders clash in Lagos (Punch)
There is unrest in Ogba, Lagos over the alleged shooting of a commercial motorcyclist, popularly known as Okada, by a police officer.
A source told PUNCH Metro that the unrest started yesterday when a police officer refused to pay for the service rendered to him by an Okada rider.
The anonymous source also told PUNCH Metro that two people were allegedly killed last night.
“It’s a bike man vs policemen fight. An Okada rider rendered a service to a policeman yesterday, then asked for money after dropping him off. He was shot by the policeman who refused to pay him. Read more
Siblings nabbed for Internet fraud, love scam (Punch)
Operatives of the Lagos Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have arrested two siblings for their alleged involvement in Internet fraud.
The suspects, Queen and Rowland Kalu, were arrested on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at the Amikanle, Alagbado area of Lagos State.
The EFCC, in a statement on Thursday, said Queen, a graduate of Banking and Finance, confessed to the crime, adding that she was involved in online dating and made money from the crime.
She also allegedly disclosed that she helped her brothers, including one Prince Kalu, now at large, to speak to male victims and defraud them of their money. Read more
48 arrested as hoodlum stabs another to death in Lagos (Punch)
No fewer than 48 suspects have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command for causing chaos in Gengere Community in the Mile 12 area of the state.
The hoodlums had gone haywire after one Aliyu Shuaibu stabbed one Sadiq Oloyo to death.
As a result of the incident, some hoodlums, on reprisal attack, went on rampage and caused commotion in the area, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, said in a statement on Thursday.
The statement was titled, ‘Again, Police Arrest 48 Suspects Over Mile 12 Crisis, Adopt 24 Hour Surveillance’. Read more
Strike: Lagos-JUSUN wrong for previously breaking ranks with national body – Lawyers (Guardian)
Some legal practitioners, on Thursday, described as wrong, the decision of the Lagos chapter of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) to break ranks with the national body.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that judiciary staff nationwide, on April 6, embarked on an indefinite strike, demanding that state governments grant financial freedom to their respective judiciary.
But the Lagos chapter partially called off the strike.The state chapter of JUSUN, chaired by Mr Kehinde Shobowale, had in an April 22 memo, ordered a partial reopening of the courts from Wednesdays to Thursdays because the state had so far attained 75 per cent financial autonomy. Read more