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02:31

Engineer, lover found dead inside car in Lagos




Tragedy struck Sunday night, in Jakande Estate, Oke-Afa, Isolo area of Lagos, where two lovers were found dead inside a Highlander SUV.


The man, an information technology engineer identified simply as Koyejo, was found in his nude while the lady, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained was half naked.

Residents told Vanguard that the SUV with number plate EPE 666 GE, was sighted on Saturday night at Double Star bus-stop, but they became curious when the car, which ignition was on, remained at the same spot on Sunday night.


Suspecting it could have been stolen, some youths were said to have flashed a torchlight inside the SUV with tinted glass, only to discover the bodies.


One of the residents, who spoke with Vanguard, said: “Koyejo lived at Double Star before he moved to Surulere area of Lagos with his family. He was an IT engineer. He called one of us to inform us that he was in the estate on Saturday.


“We were told he went to pick his girlfriend at Isolo on Saturday night. They went to Moshalashi bus stop to buy suya and took some bottles of alcoholic drinks.”

Vanguard was informed that when Policemen from Ejigbo, who were alerted, arrived the scene, the side door behind the driver’s seat was the only door opened, while others remained locked.


Late Koyejo’s body was already peeling. 

He was found in a sitting position with his trouser and shirt laid on the space between the driver and passenger’s seat. The lady on her part was found lying on her face, with blood dripping from her nose.


When an acquaintance of late Koyejo put a call to his widow, who was unaware of the calamity, she informed that she had not been able to reach her husband since Saturday night.


Policemen from Ejigbo division drove the SUV with bodies of the lovers to the Isolo General Hospital morgue, at 10.20 p.m., where they deposited their remains. Vanguardngr 

20:36

Make-up Artist Missing after Home Service in Lagos



A 23-year-old make-up artist, Anu Agbalaya, is reportedly missing after she left her Ajah residence on Wednesday July 7 to fix nails for her client in Ikorodu area of Lagos State.


Her family members raised the alarm after she didn’t return home same day and efforts to reach her via her phone number were unsuccessful.


According to the victim’s elder sister, Tope Agbalaya, Anu went for the home service but never returned.


“We got the phone number of the client. We spoke to her. She insisted that Anu left her residence immediately after her services,” Tope added.


While lamenting that her little sister may have been kidnapped, Tope acknowledged that they received a call from Anu on a private number on Friday, but she told them she was fine.


“She only said she was alive and she was fine. She did not talk for so long,” Tope said, adding that “Our parents are worried. She is just 23 years old.”

Since the family resides in Ajah area, they have since filed a missing person report at the Langbasa Police Division.


Meanwhile, Anu’s pictures have since gone viral on social media, as Nigerians warn against home services in this time of insecurity and constant kidnapping across the nation. Thisdaylive 

03:43

Lagos Gov Sanwo-Olu abandons Oshodi-Apapa expressway, as motorists, commuters lament plight




Motorists and commuters along Oshodi-Apapa Expressway and Apapa environs have continued to languish helplessly in gridlock due to activities of drivers of articulated vehicles who park indiscriminately on the highways amid deplorable state of the road.

The Lagos State Special Traffic Enforcement and Management Team set up by the state Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu to create a new operational template as well as restore sanity after taken over traffic management from the disbanded Presidential Taskforce on Port Decongestion, has abandoned the road without any visible enforcement.

Sanwo-Olu, had, during one of his visits to Apapa ports, stressed that the sharp practices and inadequacies observed in the handling of the container operations at the ports would be escalated to the Minister of Transport, adding that the misconducts of the policemen stationed close to the ports would be reported to the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Also, the electronic-Call Up system, tagged:”Eto” which was introduced in February, 2020 to regulate movement of container laden trucks into the ports had since collapsed as truck drivers ignore the system and opted for former arrangements of bribing their way through to the ports.

The new operational template expected to be enforced by a combined team of officers of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, and the police, has been left in the hands of touts, and transport union members who are busy extorting truck drivers inorder to give access road.

The situation which has continued to worsen on a daily basis, left many motorists and commuters stranded on Sunday, as they spent several hours in traffic.

The Oshodi-Apapa Expressway was completely blocked by truck drivers who parked indiscriminately on the road, leaving no access road to other road users. LASTMA and police officers who were supposed to be controlling the traffic were not on sight, leaving the highway completely shutdown.

Mr Shola Adeola, a motorist who works in Apapa, recounted his experience, saying, “Driving through Oshodi-Apapa Expressway has become a nightmare. The journey that should take me less than 10 minutes I ended up spending four hours from Second Rainbow to Berger Yard. I could not see a single traffic officer managing the traffic. The only men on the road were hoodlums and transport union members. For how long are we the residents continue in this. Government has finally abandoned us to our fate in Apapa.”

Also narrating her experience, Mrs. Elizabeth Akeju, a commuter, lamented: “I spend up to eight hours everyday trying to pass through Mile-2 to Oshodi, my destination where I do my business. No thanks to indiscriminate parking by truck drivers and deplorable road at Lacasera, along Apapa Oshodi Expressway.”
Meanwhile, chairman of the Lagos traffic management and enforcement team, Mr Toyinka Fayinka, who is also a Special Adviser to the state Governor was unavailable at press time for comments.

Reacting to the increased traffic situation in and around Mile 2 and Ijora axis of Apapa, a former President of the National Association Road Transport Owners, NARTO, Mr Inuwa Mohammed said that the Electronic call up system has not been very effective in that axis.

Inuwa also noted that security agents and hoodlums have also taken over the control of traffic between Mile and Tin-Can Island port adding that the road construction currently going on is also a factor that hindering traffic.

He opined that the take off of the Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, electronic call was not properly done as some factors were not considered adding that there is a need to go back to the drawing board to re-strategize with a view to improving on the free flow of traffic. Vanguardngr
01:55

Man stabs brother to death over N3000 debt in Lagos




The Lagos State Police command has arrested one Chukwuma Njoku, for allegedly stabbing his brother, identified as Uchenna Njoku to death.

The brothers engaged in an argument over N3,000 debt at the deceased’s residence in the Odokekere area of Ikorodu North Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, which resulted into a fight.

It was learnt that Chukwu during a visit to his brother’s place asked him to pay the N3,000 he owed him.

However, this degenerated into an argument and later into a serious fight.
Before neighbours could settle the fight, Chukwuma brought out a knife and allegedly stabbed his brother in the stomach which led to his death.

Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the state police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect has been arrested.

“The suspect will be taken to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Panti, Yaba, after ongoing investigation,” he said.

The PPRO added that the suspect will be prosecuted immediately the investigation was concluded. Dailypost
22:32

In Lagos: Police arrest POS robbers, alleged fake sergeant




The Lagos State Police Command has beamed its searchlight on armed robbers who terrorise POS (Point of Sale) operators in the state as its operatives attached to Ipaja Division at the weekend arrested one Korede Anifowose, 24, for attacking an operator.

He was nabbed at Omisakin Street, Agbelekale, Abule Egba, after robbing one Sola Musa, a POS operator, at Fatolu Bus Stop, Ipaja.

The suspect, Korede, and his accomplice, now at large, attacked the POS operator while he raised the alarm and they were chased by the Anti-Crime Police operatives before Korede was arrested.

According to Lagos State Police spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, “One locally made pistol and some expended cartridges were recovered from him.

“The command has deemed it necessary to beam its searchlight on attackers of POS operators based on complaints the command has received on the antics of the criminals who terrorise POS operators.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has mandated Divisional Police Officers to beef up security around those dealing with liquid cash in their businesses as the command cannot afford to leave them or anyone in the state unprotected.”

In another development, the police operatives attached to Area E Command, FESTAC, on January 19, 2021, around 12.12a.m., arrested one David Omoruyi, 37, in possession of a fake police identity card and 30kg of weeds suspected to be cannabis.

“The suspect, in company of his fleeing colleagues, were seen with some bags of cannabis on their heads at Alaba Rago Market, Ojo, Lagos, when the policemen accosted them and eventually arrested David while others fled.

“Omoruyi claimed he is a serving sergeant attached to Mopol 49, Epe, Lagos State. But after due interrogation and investigation, he confessed to be a fake policeman. He confessed that he used to flash the fake ID card to gain access and for easy passage of their loots or drugs whenever they were in transit.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Odumosu, has directed that the suspects be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation, while their fleeing members be searched for and brought to book with immediate effect.

“CP Odumosu also admonished the general public to avail useful information to the police to discharge their duties diligently as expected,” Adejobi said. Theguardianng
02:06

In Lagos: Traffic robbers on the rampage




There is palpable fear by road users in Lagos over the upsurge in the operation of traffic robbers who have taken advantage of gridlock caused by road construction workers and tanker drivers along major routes.
 
Chief among the roads where the hoodlums operate are on top of the Apongbon Road bridge, Ikorodu Road, Oshodi-Anthony axis, Oshodi-Isolo expressway, and Mile 2-Ojo expressways, among others.
 
Irrespective of the time of the day, hoodlums have now taken it as a daily activity to attack vehicles and rob the occupants of their belongings. Only a few are often lucky to escape unhurt without losing any valuables whenever they strike. 

During the Yuletide, two journalists working with The Guardian, Stanley Akpunonu and Ngozi Egenuka, were attacked by armed robbers who dispossessed them of their valuables at Cele Bus Stop on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
 
The duo said they were beaten with cutlasses by the robbers numbering five, while some others also brandished guns before carting away two Android phones, one iPhone, cash and a laptop, all worth over N300,000.
 
However, the Lagos State Police command has reiterated its commitment to eradicate traffic robberies in the metropolis. The state’s police boss, Hakeem Odumosu, said this yesterday at the command headquarters, Ikeja, while addressing officers, men of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and other operational units who are deployed at strategic places across the state to fight traffic robberies.
 
He emphasised the need to adopt various anti-crime strategies in combating the menace, which must not be allowed to jeopardise the security network of the state. Theguardianng
20:56

Lagos’ Anti-One Way Squad Impounds 42 Vehicles In Friday Traffic Law Enforcement



Three police officers and a naval rating are part of the offenders whose vehicles were impounded on Friday in the enforcement carried out by the Anti-Oneway and Other Traffic Offences Squad of the Lagos State Government.

The traffic-offenders met their Waterloo during the Squad’s operations along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway and Mile 2 area of the State.

No fewer than 42 vehicles, including two articulated trucks and commercial tricycles, driving against the traffic were arrested by the Squad led by the Commander of policemen in Governor’s Monitoring Team (GMT), Shola Jejeloye, a Superintendent of Police (SP).

The Friday enforcement was jointly carried out by the Squad and men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

The Squad was specially created, last Monday, by the Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, at the instance of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, with the specific mandate to arrest and impound vehicles plying one-way, BRT lanes and also commercial motorcycles operating in restricted areas.

The mission assumed a dangerous turn when a commercial bus driver driving against traffic on Cele Bridge made an attempt to ram into the operational vehicles of the Anti-One Way Squad in a bid to avoid arrest.

Rather than stop, the driver of the bus, which was fully loaded with passengers, dangerously meandered through the gaps in the convoy and made an attempt to hit officers on sight. The bus revved to a stop when the reckless driver hit a stationary water truck. The driver fled immediately, leaving the bus passengers to their fate.

Also, two police officers driving a Pickup marked “Escort” on a one-way lane at Toyota Bus Stop along Apapa-Oshodi Expressway were accosted by the Squad. The vehicle was impounded alongside the car of a naval rating driving against traffic close to Itire roundabout.

Another police officer driving a private Toyota Camry car was arrested by the Squad in Mile 2 area.

Various commercial buses and tricycles obstructing flow of traffic at various locations were also arrested and towed to the Taskforce office in Alausa.

Speaking during the operation, the GMT Commander, Jejeloye, vowed that the Squad would not relent in its bid to achieve its mandates and return sanity on the roads.

Jejeloye described one-way driving as a security issue, saying the menace usually endangered the lives of road users obeying traffic laws. He added that many commuters had lost their lives as a result of one-way driving.

He said: “We are, again, sounding a note of warning to motorists who do not want to obey the Lagos State Traffic Laws. We will not rest on our oars until we ensure road users follow the regulations and bring about free flow of traffic.

“We also have the Governor’s mandate to ensure those causing obstruction on our highways are arrested, whether those trading on the road or vehicles. We have marked the notorious areas and we will burst them soon. This operation will be regular and shall be sustained in the interest of law-abiding Lagosians.”

Jejeloye appealed to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and other transport unions to caution their members against driving on one-way and obstructing traffic flow.

The GMT boss said the Squad would not spare commercial bus drivers arrested for traffic offences, stressing that vehicles and their drivers would be taken to court.

“I am also using this opportunity to reach out to transport unions, whether road or national. They must warn their drivers that are notorious for committing traffic offences. We don’t want to disturb their lawful work, but they also must not be on the other side of the law. Let them respect traffic regulations and there will be no problem,” Jejeloye said.

During the enforcement, the Squad rounded up commercial motorcycles plying restricted areas within the metropolis.

Other areas where the enforcement was carried out include Ikeja, Maryland, Fadeyi, Jibowu, Palm Grove and Yaba. ChannelsTv

02:36

Army General loses N8.1b suit against Lagos, NJC and others



A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed the N8.1billion suit filed by Major General Abdulrauf Tijani (retired) against the Lagos State Government and six others over alleged unlawful seizure of his parcel of land.

In a judgment on Wednesday, Justice Inyang Ekwo, held that the suit was not only wrongly filed, it was defective in nature and content and constituted a gross abuse of the process of the court.

Justice Ekwo further held the fundamental rights enforcement suit, marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/690/2020 violated the provision of Section 63 of the Federal High Court Act, having been instituted against a serving judge of the court, who was merely discharging his judicial duties.

The Judge was of the view the immunity granted a serving judge in the course of judicial functions, was not ambiguous.

He added that when a judge errs in the course of his duties, the appropriate venue to seek remedy was not a law court.

The other respondents in the suit were Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Justice Ayokunle O. Faji of the Federal High Court in Lagos, former Lagos State Attorney General, Abdulraheem Ade Ipaye, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Kasheem Adeniji, and Governor of Lagos State.

The applicant, though not a lawyer, conducted the case by himself.

He alleged that after a Federal High Court in Lagos entered judgment in his favour in a suit he filed, challenging the unlawful seizure of his property by the Lagos State Government, the judge in alleged connivance with a former AG of the state, took the case file to a Lagos State High Court.

The applicant claimed the Lagos High Court is now sitting on appeal over the judgment of the Federal High Court.

Reacting to the judgment on Wednesday, the ex-army chief said he was not satisfied with the judgment and pledged to appeal. Thenationonlineng

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