What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
FAAN arrests 21 touts, others at Lagos Airport (Guardian)
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) says it has arrested 21 persons including touts, illegal foreign exchange dealers, hawkers and scavengers at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos.
Mr Abdullahi Yakubu-Funtua, Director, Public Affairs and Consumer Protection, FAAN, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Lagos.
He said that the suspects had been handed over to the Police for further action. Read more
Police arrest 10-year-old girl in possession of hard drugs (Guardian)
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a 10-year-old girl for being in possession of hard drugs.
The girl who was intercepted in the Agege area in Lagos, claimed she had been a drug courier for her aunt named Taiwo Abass since June 2023.
She lived with her mother in Ilorin, Kwara State before joining her aunt who resides in Oko Oba. Read more
Court jails 2 for illicit drug peddling in Lagos (Guardian)
Justice Nicholas Oweibo of a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Monday, sentenced a 29-year-old woman, Adeola Adetutu, and a 54-year-old man, Godwin Johnson, to two years imprisonment for hawking an alcoholic drink laced with diazepam, popularly called ‘skushies’, and hard drugs in Lagos.
Skushies is a psychotropic substance similar to cocaine and heroin.
They were sentenced after they pleaded guilty, to the separate charges brought against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Adetutu was arraigned on a count charge of unlawful dealing in three litres of an alcoholic drink laced with skushies, while the man was arraigned on a two-count charge of hawking and unlawful dealing in heroin and Methamphetamine.
Lagos Task Force nabs 6 suspects for environmental offences (Guardian)
Operatives of Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit also known as Task Force, on Monday, arrested six suspects during a raid, and dislodgment of street traders at Pen Cinema and Agege.
The Guardian gathered that the raid was in line with the state’s zero tolerance to street trading and illicit display of goods on walkways, kerbs, and rail tracks across the state.
Chairman of the Agency, Shola Jejeloye, who led the operation, said the arrested suspects include: four street traders, and two others, who tried to stop the Agency from carrying out its legitimate duties. Read more
Cleric, wife, herbalist arrested for allegedly abducting woman, children for 13 yrs (Vanguard)
The Zone 2 Command of Nigeria police, Onikan, Lagos, has arrested a Muslim cleric, Alhaji Afeez Imoleayo, his wife and herbalist in connection with the alleged abduction of a United States-based Nigerian and the children.
The harbalist allegedly abducted and kept the woman and her children for 13 years in his apartment in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.
The cleric popularly called Alfa Imoleayo, was alleged to have hypnotised the US-based Nigerian, identified simply as Mr. Animasaun compelled him to change his name to Imoleayo. Read more
Oshodi/Apapa expressway: Task Force nabs policemen, LASTMA, FRSC personnel for extortion (Vanguard)
The Lagos State Police Command, weekend, arrested 20 members of the Special Task Force on the Apapa/Oshodi expressway gridlock, over extortion of truck drivers and other motorists on the axis.
The suspects include 15 thugs, three policemen, an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA and an official of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC.
Their arrests followed several reports of extortion of truck drivers and other motorists by thugs and some recalcitrant law enforcement officers on the ever busy expressway. Read more
Lagos Police Command smashes syndicate that hacked 1,000 bank accounts (Vanguard)
The Zone 2 Command, Onikan, Lagos has smashed a syndicate that specialised in hacking into bank customers’ portals to move money from different customers’ accounts.
Two suspected members of the syndicate have been arrested by the zonal command, with the recovery of victims’ SIM cards with which monies were withdrawn.
It was gathered that a preliminary investigation by the zone revealed that the suspects identified as Yusuf Ademola (40) and Adeshina Abiodun (50), arrested in their hideout in the Ijebu-Ode area of Ogun State, had succeeded in moving money from no fewer than 1,000 bank customers’ accounts. Read more
Waste collector caught stealing UNILAG’s internet cables arraigned (Punch)
A waste collector, Agoro Yusuf, was on Tuesday arraigned for allegedly cutting the Internet cables at the University of Lagos with the intent to steal them.
The police arraigned Yusuf before Magistrate Patrick Nwaka who was holding a brief for Magistrate S.A. Salawu, at a Magistrates’ Court in Yaba, on three counts of stealing.
The prosecutor, Godwin Oriabure, told the court that the defendant committed the crime on August 2, 2023, at the institution’s Department of Engineering. Read more
Fraudster sent me fake alerts twice, says PoS operator (Punch)
A Point of Sale operator who plies her trade on Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, Lagos has lamented how a fraudster duped her twice by sending fake bank alerts to her.
The lady, who identified herself simply as Fiyinfoluwa, in an interview with our correspondent on Monday, said she lost N100,000 to the fraudster on Saturday.
She regretted that while the suspect was caught on his second attempt, he managed to escape in a waiting car. Read more
Lagos court remands robbery suspect (Punch)
Chief Magistrate Patrick Nwaka of the Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos State, on Monday, ordered the remand of a suspected cultist, Adeola Babatunde, to the Kirikiri Custodial Centre for 30 days.
Babatunde was arrested by the Lagos State Police Command and charged with five counts of armed robbery, unlawful possession of arms and membership of an unlawful society, the Eiye Confraternity.
The prosecutor, Thomas Nurudeen, told the court that the suspect, while armed with a gun, cutlass and other weapons, robbed one Ejike Uderwan of a handset and wallet containing his Automated Teller Machine card on July 21, 2023, at Ile- Iwe area of Ejigbo, Lagos. Read more
Lagos police probe killing of senator’s aide (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command says it is investigating the death of Mr Adeniyi Sanni, a senior aide to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Solomon Adeola.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.
“Police confirmed the killing of Mr Adeniyi Sanni. The wife told the police that her husband called saying he was stopped by ‘some soldiers’ demanding to see his papers.
“He was later found dead with about five bullet holes in his back and three shells of expended ammunition by his body. An investigation has commenced,” Hundeyin said. Read more
3 in police net over doctor’s death (Punch)
The Police Command in Lagos State has confirmed the arrest of three persons over the death of Dr Vware Diaso at the General Hospital in Lagos.
The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Saturday to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
Hundeyin, who did not mention the identities of the suspects, said that the police had begun an investigation into the case. Read more
Ogun Senator’s aide shot dead in Lagos (Punch)
Mr Adeniyi Sanni, a senior aide to the senator representing Ogun West in the National Assembly, Solomon Adeola, has been shot dead.
The spokesperson for the senator, Kayode Odunaro, in a statement in Abuja said the incident happened on Saturday morning.
He said the lifeless body of Sanni was found with gunshot wounds dumped at Toyota bus stop in the Oshodi area of Lagos State. Read more
I declined orders from men to rob female passengers – Lagos e-hailing driver (Punch)
An e-hailing driver in Lagos State, Jeremiah Adeniran, arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, has said he used to decline ride orders from men so he could rob his female passengers.
He said the hardship caused by the removal of the fuel subsidy pushed him into robbing his passengers of their valuables in Lagos State.
The suspect, who claimed to be a graduate of Accounting from the North American University,
said on Friday that he usually connived with two yet-to-be-identified friends to perpetrate the crime. Read more