What is a city without crime? thisislagos descends into the Lagos underground to search out the baddest guys committing the craziest crimes in LasGidi.
Lagos welder impregnates, procures abortion for teenager (Punch)
A welder, Femi Ogunshola, has been accused of impregnating and procuring abortion for a teenager in the Ipaja area of Lagos State.
The victim’s family told PUNCH Metro that after the 22-year-old suspect was arrested, the police released him without filing any charges against him.
The father, Sakiru Jimoh, who called for the re-arrest and prosecution of Ogunshola, said his 17-year-old daughter almost died.
He said, “My daughter started staying with me in January and I noticed the suspect and my daughter together. I warned my daughter and beat her and they stopped seeing each other. But all of a sudden, I was called on the phone last Wednesday to come home that my daughter was complaining of stomach pain. Read more
Father bags 20 years imprisonment for testing daughter’s virginity (Vanguard)
An Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court on Tuesday sentenced a 37-year-old commercial motorcyclist, Emmanuel Idoko, to 20 years imprisonment for sexually assaulting his 12-year-old daughter.
Justice Sybil Nwaka, while delivering judgment on the charge of sexual assault by penetration against Idoko, said the prosecution provided ingredients necessary to prove its case.
Idoko was convicted of inserting his finger into his daughter’s virgina.
The judge said: “The defendant is found guilty of the charge of sexual assault by penetration contrary to Section 261 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2015.
“He is hereby sentenced to 20 years imprisonment.” Read more
We use tyre jack as guns to scare victims – Uber driver (Vanguard)
Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, SARS Lagos State Police Command have arrested an Uber driver, Andrew Valentino, 38, who used his car for ‘ Catch-in-the –air’ robbery, otherwise known as one chance, dispossessing unsuspecting passengers of their cash, phones, and valuables.
He is not alone. He confessed to be operating with the trio of Tony Onwoluwe, 29; Adesoji Oluwafemi, 36 and Idoko Michael, 33, who were also arrested.
Their modus operandi involved picking passengers from designated points. While one of them would drive the car, others would stand at designated bus-stops where they would board the car with unsuspecting passengers, only to point a gun at him or her, with an order to surrender everything in his possession, on reaching a convenient place. Thereafter, they would push their victims out of the vehicle.
During interrogation, Valentino disclosed that his gang operated along the Lekki-Ajah route, adding that he was introduced into the robbery by Idoko. Read more
2 salesmen arraigned over N1.2m theft (DailyTrust)
Two salesmen, who allegedly conspired to steal items worth over N1.2 million from a supermarket, were arraigned yesterday before a Tinubu chief magistrate court in Lagos on a three-count criminal charge. The police said the defendants, Godwin Alade Ochui and Linus Ola Obriku, both 30 years old, allegedly committed the offence between January 1, 2020 and July 19, 2020 at BL Supermarket, Yomade Shopping Complex, Awoyaya, Ibeju Lekki, Lagos, by stealing different types of The Abandoned Village – Sand Invasion Copy video url Play / Pause Mute / Unmute Report a problem Language Mox Player supermarket items worth the N1.2m, property of Mrs Alero Jidenwo. Read more
Defilement: A’Court affirms ex-school supervisor’s 60-year imprisonment (Punch)
The Lagos Division of the Court of Appeal on Monday affirmed the 60-year jail term imposed on a former Supervisor at Chrisland School, Adegboyega Adenekan, who was convicted of defiling a two-year old female pupil of the school.
Adenekan was convicted of the offence in October 24, 2019, by Justice Sybil Nwaka of the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Ikeja.
Displeased with Justice Nwaka’s verdict, Adenekan had, through his lawyer, Mr Olatunde Adejuyigbe (SAN), approached the Court of Appeal, seeking to overturn it.
But a three-man appeal court panel, headed by Justice Mohammed Garba, dismissed the appeal for lacking in merit.
The appellate court affirmed the 60-year jail term imposed on him by the high court. Read more
Man in court over N1.3m accumulated bills while lodging in hotel (Vanguard)
An Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, on Monday, docked a 33-year-old man, Chimezie Mba, who allegedly accumulated N1.3 million while lodging in a hotel and refused to pay.
Mba, whose address was not given, is standing trial on a three-count charge bordering on fraud and assault.
He, however, pleaded not guilty.
The prosecutor, Sgt. Cyriacus Osuji, had told the court that the defendant committed the alleged offences between November 2019 and July 23, at 2:00p.m. at No. 3, Sakiru Anjorin St., Lekki Phase 1, Lagos State.
Osuji said that the defendant lodged at H3 Luxury Cottage and Apartment and accumulated N1.3 million bills from services rendered to him, including accommodation. Read more
We went into robbery to start up restaurant, suspects confess (Guardian)
Two former dispatch riders with an online trading platform have been arrested by operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the Lagos State police command while attempting to rob an Uber driver of his vehicle in Anthony Village area of the state.
The two suspects: Sule Abdulkareem, aged 29 and Celestine Joseph, both confessed to attempting to rob the driver, claiming they had wanted to use the vehicle as collateral for a loan to start up a business.
The suspects were arrested by SARS operatives at Anthony-Oke area of the state when they were looking for a more deserted part of the area to launch an attack on the driver.
It was gathered that the two suspects had initially attempted to rob the driver at Anthony Bus Stop, but the driver, sensing danger, drove to the point where they were intercepted by the SARS operatives. Read more
Widow laments husband’s death in police, robbers shootout (Punch)
A businessman, identified only as Patrick, has been killed during an attack on a bullion van conveying money to a bank in the Ogombo, Ajah area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that several other residents sustained bullet wounds, as the police engaged the assailants in a shootout.
Patrick, who was in a tricycle, was reportedly hit by a stray bullet and was rushed to a hospital where he died.
Narrating the incident on Instagram on Saturday, Patrick’s wife, Seunfunmi, said her husband was hit while in a tricycle.
She said, “My neighbour (knocked) on my door and told me not to panic that my husband was at Doreen Hospital in Ajah and I was needed there. I prayed and my heart wouldn’t stop beating. Read more
2 dead, as container-laden truck falls on bus in Lagos (Vanguard)
A tragedy occurred on Sunday, when a truck with number plates SGM 715 XA loaded with a 20-foot container fell on a commercial bus stationed at Ilasamaja beneath the bridge, along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, killing two persons with others injured in the process.
According to an eyewitness, the accident occurred when the bus was discharging some of its passengers at the bus stop.
“The impact of the fallen truck led to the immediate death of two yet-to-be-identified passengers; one male and one female,” the eyewitness narrated.
Two dead, as container-laden truck falls on bus in Lagos
General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Dr. Femi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident. Read more
Police arrest boyfriend after lover dies of stomach ache (Punch)
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man, Amosu Funso, over the death of his girlfriend, Precious Udochi, in Ogombo, Ajah area of the state.
Funso had gone to the Ogombo Police Division on July 18 to report that Udochi died after complaining of stomach pains and the police detained him.
Our correspondent learnt from a police report that Funso and Udochi were both live-in-lovers in Abraham Adesanya Estate, in the Ogombo area before the incident occurred.
The police report said Udochi’s corpse was found in the house and no mark of violence was observed on her body. Read more
You’re holding Mompha’s belongings illegally, judge tells EFCC (Punch)
Justice Mohammed Liman of the Federal High Court in Lagos has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to release all the items it seized from Internet celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, alias Mompha, who is standing trial for alleged money laundering.
The judge, in a ruling on Friday, said the anti-graft agency should return the five wristwatches, a pair of Apple Airpods, one iPhone 8 mobile phone, and one pair of sunglasses seized from Mompha during the course of the investigation. Read more
BRT bus crushes businessman to death in Lagos (Punch)
A businessman, Ahmed Sulaiman, has been crushed to death by a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle in the Owode Onirin area of Lagos State.
PUNCH Metro gathered that the businessman had attempted to cross the BRT lane when the driver, Lekan Anifowose, who was conveying passengers inward Mile 12, hit him.
It was learnt that a mob, consisting of traders at the Owode Onirin Market, took to the road to protest against the death.
BRT drivers plying the area reportedly stopped operation and parked their vehicles at a safe distance to protect the vehicles from being vandalised by the mob.
A passenger, Riliwan Olaribigbe, told our correspondent that vehicular movement on the BRT lane was delayed for hours due to the incident, adding that it took the intervention of some naval ratings to restore normalcy in the area. Read more
‘I went into crime because neighbours were calling me thief’ (DailyTrust)
A 21-year-old armed robbery suspect, Rasheed Sulaimon, has told his police interrogators that he went into crime to prove a point to neighbours who were always calling him a thief in Ajegunle, Lagos, when he was growing up. The police said they apprehended Sulaimon and another suspect, Johnson Frank, when the two men allegedly attacked residents of the Area, Aiyetoro, Lagos, on June 28, 2020. The suspect, according to the police, said the negative reference to him as a thief by the neighbours kept hunting him throughout his youthful days. “He said he vowed to take his pound of flesh from the neighbours when he grows up. So he deliberately went into crime. He said that he robbed one of the women who called him a thief then but was caught and handed over to the police. He said he met 23-year-old Johnson while in police cell,” the police said. Read more
Cleric charged with threat to life (DailyTrust)
A London-based Islamic cleric, Saidi Shittu, was penultimate Wednesday charged before the Igbosere chief magistrate court, Lagos, with threat to life.
The Police Zone 2 headquarters, Onikan, Lagos, charged 42-year-old Shittu with a two-count criminal charge before Chief Magistrate A. T. Omoyele.
The defendant allegedly committed the offence on July 21, 2020 at Lagos Island by threatening the life of Alhaji Olanrewaju Hameed Al-Fulaney and thereby committed an offence punishable under Section 56 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Read more