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Vandal electrocuted while stealing Lagos transformer cable (Punch)
A suspected vandal, Kabiru Ismaila, has been electrocuted while allegedly stealing a transformer cable in the Adamo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that Ismaila led some hoodlums to Owu Ikosi Street in Agbowa to steal the transformer jumper cable, which supplied power to the community.
While vandalising the transformer, he was said to have been electrocuted.
A resident, who identified himself as Seun, said other members of the gang fled the scene after Ismaila gave up the ghost.
He said, “Some hoodlums came to vandalise the transformer. As they cut the jumper cable, one of them became electrocuted; others quickly ran away. The matter was reported to the police. In the course of investigation, they found a jumper cable in a house around the place. Read more
CP visits family of lady gang-raped to death, commissions office complex at Ejigbo (Guardian)
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Hakeem Odumosu, yesterday paid a visit to the family of the late Favour Ikechukwu, who was gang-raped to death by some hoodlums on September 30, around 8:30p.m. at Olanrewaju Street, Ejigbo area of Lagos State.
The police boss, who delivered a condolence message to the parents of the deceased, on behalf of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, assured the family that the police would do the needful to apprehend every culprit in the barbaric act and get justice for Favour.
Odumosu, while promising the family of constant police support, directed the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, DCP Yetunde Longe, who accompanied him, to deploy additional detectives from her office to go after the fleeing culprits and subject them to prosecution as soon as possible.
In another development, the Commissioner of Police seized the opportunity to address residents of Ejigbo Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and commissioned the refurbished and newly constructed office complex at the Divisional Headquarters in Ejigbo. Read more
FRSC arrests 1,091 traffic offenders in 7 days (Guardian)
The Lagos Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), arrested 1,091 traffic offenders in its ‘Operation Show your Driver’s Licence’ exercise, in the past seven days, its Commander, Olusegun Ogungbemide, has said.
Ogungbemide told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos that the offenders were arrested over expired vehicle documents, tyres and speed limiting devices.
He said that the operations were carried out simultaneously in all the 12 commands and five outposts across the state.
“On the first week of the operation, from Sept. 14 to Sept. 20, the total booking recorded was 1,091, out of which we generated 1,377 offenses.
“From the 1,091 bookings, we had 252 persons who were driving without valid driver’s license, while some of them were driving with no driver’s license. Others had fake licenses.” Read more
Bartender in court for allegedly raping unconscious woman (Nation)
A 20-year-old bartender, Joshua Toryile, on Tuesday appeared in an Ikeja Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court, for allegedly raping a 22-year-old unconscious woman (name withheld).
The police charged Toryile with two counts of conspiracy and rape.
The lead state prosecutor, Mr Peter Owolabani, alleged that Toryile committed the offence alongside an accomplice, who is at large, at 2 a.m on Oct. 2, 2019, at No. 1, Professor Olagoke Olabisi St., Lekki, Lagos.
He alleged that the complainant, who is also the victim, who works as a housekeeper, attended a party and had become very drunk.
“She was taken to her brother’s home to regain consciousness. The defendant and his accomplice took advantage of the situation and raped her,” Owolabani said. Read more
SARS men, Lagos traders clash over suspects arrest (Punch)
There was tension on Monday when men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad stormed the Computer Village in Ikeja, Lagos State, to arrest two suspects and were prevented by traders in the area.
It was gathered that the SARS operatives, who were said to be from the Ogun State Police Command, were on official duty and had notified the Lagos State Police before visiting the market to initiate the arrest.
On getting to the market, it was learnt that the traders and the policemen had a shouting match during the arrest as the traders insisted that SARS had been banned. Read more
How 13-year-old girl was raped to death in Lagos (DailyTrust)
A 24-year old man, Ajom Brimcewil Tabi, has been arrested for allegedly abducting and raping a 13-year old girl, Favour Ikechukwu to death in Ejigbo, Lagos State.
It was gathered that Tabi carried out the act alongside his friends.
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The police said the suspect along with two others, now at large, gang-raped the girl in a room and left her to bleed to death.
The police said while Tabi is being detained at the Homicide Section of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID) Panti Street Yaba, efforts were ongoing to arrest the fleeing members of the gang.
Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, told our correspondent that the suspect would soon be charged with murder.
Adejobi said the incident occurred on September 30, 2020 around 10.30 pm when late Favour was sent on an errand by her mother.
He said the deceased was asked to buy a carton of Gala by her mother at Olanrewaju Street, Ejigbo, but she raised an alarm when she waited for hours and the daughter did not return.
“A search party was raised to look for her, till when her father came back from work and he also started looking for the girl. Read more
Lagos police arrests 2 FSARS operatives over extortion, intimidation of citizens (Vanguard)
Two operatives of the FSARS and their civilian accomplice operating in Lagos State, Inspector Sale James, Inspector Monday Uchiola and Okechukwu Ogbonna, have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command, for acts of professional misconduct including extortion and intimidation of innocent citizens.
The operational vehicle of the men has also been impounded and disciplinary procedure has already commenced against the defaulters, according to police source.
Meanwhile, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has banned the personnel of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and other Tactical Squads of the Force including the Special Tactical Squad (STS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Anti-Cultism Squad and other Tactical Squads operating at the Federal, Zonal and Command levels from carrying out routine patrols.
Federal SARS and the Special Squads are also banned from carrying out routine patrols and other conventional low-risk duties including stop and search duties, checkpoints, mounting of roadblocks, traffic checks, etc – with immediate effect. Read more
Lagos teacher, Ogun generator repairer arrested for defiling minors (Punch)
A teacher at a private primary school in the Ago Okota area of Lagos, Moses Fabusola, has been arrested by the police for alleged defilement of his seven-year-old pupil.
Fabusola, who is said to also be the girl’s lesson teacher, reportedly molested her in February 2020 by inserting his finger into her private parts.
Sunday PUNCH learnt that the girl had an infection sometime in June which made her mum to be curious.
After questioning, the girl was said to have opened up on the act to her mum, who reported it at the Ago Palace Way Police Station.
It was gathered that attempts by the police to apprehend the suspect proved futile until recently when the school resumed. Read more
Police inspector faces trial for brutalising Punch photojournalist (Guardian)
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered immediate detention and orderly room trial of one Inspector Adadu Innocent attached to PMF 22 Ikeja, for hitting and injuring Kayode Jaiyeola, a photojournalist with Punch Newspaper at Maryland, Lagos on Thursday, October 1, 2020 around 11.10am.
The police chief, who was monitoring the deployment and operational activities of officers and men of the command for the enforcement of the order against unlawful gathering and protest by some unpatriotic individuals, raced to the scene and personally moved the injured journalist to a police hospital at Area F, GRA, Ikeja, where the injured journalist was given immediate treatment.
The preliminary findings carried out by the Commissioner of Police and eye witness accounts from senior officers on ground, revealed that the cop suddenly attacked the journalist, without any previous altercation or confrontation.
This propelled the Commissioner of Police to order for his trial in order to serve as deterrent to others who are fond of engaging in unprofessional and unethical conducts. Read more
11-year-old raped to death in Lagos (Nation)
An 11-year- girl, Favour Okechukwu, was on Thursday raped to death.
The incident occurred at No 4 Olarenwaju street, Ejigbo, Lagos State around 3:00 to 4:00 am on Thursday.
Sources at Ejigbo Police station where the incident was reported confirmed the arrest of five suspects over the matter.
President, International Child Initiative and Women Development Foundation (ICI-WODEF), Mrs. Helen Ibeji told The Nation that the girl came back from school
BRT crushes Lagos motorcyclist, passenger to death (Punch)
Two yet-to-be-identified persons lost their lives on Wednesday when a bus belonging to the Primero Transport Services Limited rammed into a commercial motorcycle conveying two passengers to a destination in the Ile-Igbo area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the motorcyclist was plying the Bus Rapid Transit dedicated route without switching on the headlamp of his motorcycle when the tragedy struck around 4 am.
The motorcyclist and one of the passengers, died on the spot, while the other passenger, who sustained injuries from the impact of the collision, was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
It was learnt that immediately the accident happened, the bus driver, Bohan Abiodun, went to the Oke-Odo Police Division to report the matter, and this enabled the police and other emergency responders to rescue the injured victim.
The corpses of the deceased were said to have been deposited in a mortuary. Read more