What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
Teenager hacked to death in Lagos apartment (Vanguard)
A 15-year-old boy, Jerome Emeka Akwuene, was reportedly hacked to death, Monday, by yet-to-be-identified persons at his father’s residence in Ago Palace Way, Lagos State.
Late Emeka, who was a Senior Secondary School student, was found tied on his bed and a deep machete cut on his neck inside his room at 54, Niyi Onilari Street, Grand Mate bus stop, Ago Palace Way.
When Vanguard visited the scene yesterday, an apprentice with Emeka’s father, identified simply as Chubuike, said: “While at the shop yesterday, I became uncomfortable by 2 pm. I had the urge to close and go home but because it was not yet my closing time, I waited until 4.30 pm and I started packing the goods inside the shop.
Ordinarily, I usually trekked home but I boarded a tricycle. On reaching the house, I discovered that the washing machine was on and water was flowing without hearing the voice of Emeka in the house. I came outside and asked neighbours if they saw Emeka leaving for his mother’s shop but they said no. Read more
I killed Ataga alone, Chidinma tells court in recorded video (Leadership)
A video recording of the alleged Confessional statement made by Chidinma Ojukwu, who is standing trial for the murder of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Super TV, Usifo Ataga was on Tuesday played before a Lagos High Court sitting at Tafawa Balewa Square.
In the video, tendering by the Lagos State Prosecuting team, led by Mrs Adenike Oluwafemi, the defendant told the police that they committed the alleged murder alone without outside help.
Ojukwu was arraigned before the court alongside one Adedapo Quadri on a eight-counts bordering on the offences of murder, forgery and stealing.
The state also arraigned Chidinma’s sister, Chioma Egbuchu from whom the late Ataga’s iPhone 7, was said to have been recovered on one count of receiving stolen property. Read more
Lagos developer defrauds 200 house seekers, victims blame police (Punch)
There was pandemonium on 22, Anuoluwapo Street, in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State, on Saturday, after about 200 house seekers who paid various sums of money for accommodation discovered that they had been duped.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the landlady of the one-storey building, identified only as Kudirat, allegedly connived with an agent, Tunde Nojeemdeen, to perpetrate the fraud.
Kudirat was alleged to have directed the prospective tenants to Nojeemdeen for payments after they enquired about the building.
Things took another turn on Saturday, September 24, when the victims got to the house and discovered that the number of tenants outnumbered the 14 available flats. Read more
Doctor arraigned for Lagos patient’s involuntary manslaughter (Punch)
A medical doctor, Oyeyinka Oyetunde, has been arraigned before an Ikeja Special Offences Court, Lagos State, over alleged involuntary manslaughter of a patient.
The prosecuting counsel, Tola Esan, told the court that the defendant committed the offence on June 16, 2020, on 1, Ajibade Oke Street, Isolo, Ikeja, Lagos.
She stated that the doctor failed to care for the patient, identified only as Uchenna.
According to the prosecutor, the offence is contrary to Section 229 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State 2015. Read more
Police arraign 2 for allegedly terrorising Lagos traders (Punch)
Two men, Abiodun Adewole, 25; and Lekan Sonibare, 29; have been arraigned before Chief Magistrate L.O. Owolabi of the Samuel Ilori Court, Ogbà, for allegedly terrorising traders in the Agbotikuyo area of Agege, Lagos.
The traders had accused Adewole and Shonibare of threatening their lives and property.
The police were said to have arrested them after the traders’ association lodged a formal complaint.
The two defendants were charged with three counts of conspiracy, threat to lives, and conduct likely to cause breach of the peace. Read more
Tiler denies defiling 3-year-old girl, alleges frame-up (Punch)
A tiler, Isaac Igbogbo, on Tuesday, denied defiling a three-year-old girl in the Oshodi area of Lagos State.
Igbogbo, who was arraigned before Justice A.O. Soladoye of the Special Offences Court, Ikeja, Lagos, said the allegation was made by the minor’s mother a month after they had a quarrel in the neighbourhood.
He said he got to know the alleged victim because he used to patronise her mother’s store and usually saw the child playing in the company of her peers.
“Her mother confronted me and said when she was bathing her, she discovered that she was in pain. She said her daughter accused me of touching her private parts. When people came to settle the matter, the mother threatened to kill me,” he added. Read more
Killing of 4 Ladipo boys: Court hears N4b suit against Police, others October 21 (Guardian)
Justice O. Sule-Amzat of a Lagos High Court, sitting in Yaba, has fixed October 21, for definite hearing of a suit filed by a human rights activist, Mr. Akaraka Chinwe Ezeonara, for alleged police killing of four Ladipo market traders.
The plaintiffs: Ezeonara; Chris Okpara; Remigus Ezenwane and Ifeanyi Okoye had on March 27, 2014, instituted a N4 billion fundamental rights enforcement suit against Inspector-General of Police (IGP), a former Lagos Commissioner of Police and Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG), Marvelous Akpoyibo (retired), Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Attorney-General of Lagos State, Commissioner of Police, Lagos State and Divisional Police Officer, Aguda for alleged extra-judicial killing of four Ladipo market traders.
The traders: Anthony Ezenwafor, Chukwuemeka Ezeofor, Izuchukwu Ezeama, and Aloysius Osigwe were allegedly killed by the police on July 21, 2001.
At the resumed hearing of the case, the claimants’ counsel, Modupe Omo-Ekpadi from Falana and Falana Chambers, informed the court that all the respondents have been served the hearing notice, but expressed surprise that they were not in court. Read more
Lagos task force arrests 5 suspects for land grabbing (Guardian)
Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force) has arrested a five-man land grabbing syndicate, who operates at the Command Secondary School, Ipaja axis, Ikola Junction, for trying to forcefully take possession of 12 hectares of land belonging to the state Ministry of Housing.
Chairman of the Agency, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Shola Jejeloye, said the suspects had been known for perpetrating such act around the axis, but luck ran out on them when they forcefully tried to obtain money from the building contractors working on the site who alerted the Agency officials before their arrest.
According to him, the suspects: 50-year-old Adekola Shoderu; 47-year-old Gbenga Oladipupo; 38-year-old Ibrahim Mustapha; 40-year old Philip Gabriel; 43-year-old Fatai Yusuf and Olanrewaju Ifetijesu have been terrorising the area despite warnings.
“I have said it times without number that there is no room for land grabbers or Omooniles in Lagos and anyone still involved in that practice would be made to face the wrath of the law. Read more
NDLEA intercepts over 2.4m tramadol pills from Pakistan at Lagos airport (Guardian)
Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), have foiled attempts by tramadol drug cartel to smuggle into Nigeria through the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, over 2.4 million tablets of the pharmaceutical opioid in 225mg and 250mg, weighing 2,356 kilogrammes with an estimated street value of N1. 04 billion.
Spokesperson for the Agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement, yesterday, said the seizure of the drug on Friday, October 7, came barely a week after about a 13.5million pills of the same opioid worth over N8.8billion were recovered by NDLEA operatives from one of the mansions of a drug baron in the highbrow residential estate, Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki, Lagos.
He said following credible intelligence, the Agency had shown interest in the consignment of 52 cartons that came into Nigeria from Karachi, Pakistan with six different airway bills via Ethiopian Airline flight, comprising seven cartons of 250mg of a brand called tamaral and 45 cartons of 225mg, branded as tramaking.
“Soon after its arrival at the Lagos airport, NDLEA operatives called for a joint examination of the consignment with other stakeholders and after its information was confirmed by all, the 52 cartons of the seized substance, which are above the recommended threshold for medical use and banned in the country, were moved to the Agency’s facility. Read more
Nollywood filmmaker, producer, Seun Egbegbe, regains freedom after 3 years (Tribune)
Nollywood producer, Seun Egbegbe, has regained his freedom after three years in prison custody.
The filmmaker and producer was remanded on February 10, 2017, after allegedly obtaining money by false pretence from no fewer than 40 Bureaus De Change operators in different parts of Lagos State.
He was accused of swindling the BDC operators by claiming that he had naira to change into foreign currencies and vice versa.
Egbegebe was docked for series of frauds involving N39,098,100, $90,000 and £12,550. Read more
Lagos man charged with biting off wife’s ear (DailyTrust)
The police in Lagos State have arraigned a 47-year old man, Ola Ade, before an Ogba magistrates’ court for biting off his wife’s ear.
The prosecutor, Inspector Akinleye Funmilola, said the accused engaged his wife, Kathryna, in a fight over a domestic issue.
The prosecutor said it took the intervention of neighbours to rescue the woman after he bit off her ear.
In his statement to the police, the accused said he resorted to biting off his wife’s because she had done the same to him. Read more
Father, son re-arraigned for alleged N5.6b fraud (Nation)
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has re-arraigned a man and his son at the Federal High Court in Lagos for allegedly laundering N5.6billion.
First defendant Adewale Daniel Jayeoba, his dad (second defendant) Emmanuel Jayeoba and their firm Wales Kingdom Capital Limited (third defendant) were first arraigned on August 2, 2022, before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on a two-count charge of carrying out banking business without an appropriate licence.
They pleaded ‘not guilty’ and were granted bail.
On Wednesday, the EFCC brought the Jayeobas before Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke.