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How we were lured into prostitution – Trafficking Victims

Two victims of human trafficking paraded before journalists on Monday by the Lagos State Police Command said they were forced to go into prostitution by their alleged traffickers. Helen Dickson and Chinwendu Onyekachi said they were brought to Lagos under the pretext that they would have legitimate means of livelihood.…

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Police arrest 120 alleged cultists in Lagos

The police in Lagos on Monday said they had arrested 120 secret cult members while they were undergoing initiation rites in the Ikorodu area of the state. Imohimi Edgal told journalists that the suspects were arrested on July 7 by the command's anti-cultism police. The police said they received intelligence…

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Police arrest officers for assaulting lawyer

The police in Lagos have arrested some officers caught on a video assaulting a lawyer. Imohimi Edgal, the police commissioner, said in a statement Thursday that the Divisional Police Officer of Lion Building, where the officers were attached, would be queried for "lack of supervision." PREMIUM TIMES obtained a video…

Women of Tarkwa Bay Island get empowered

Group trains Tarkwa Bay women on modern fish, coconut processing

The Child Development Foundation in conjunction with Young Professionals in Agricultural Development (YPAD) on Saturday trained the women in Tarkwa Bay on modern methods of fish and coconut processing. The training was part of the group's ‘Good Governance Grassroots Project,’ a sustainable livelihood project aimed at improving the livelihood of…

Several vehicles burnt as petrol tanker catches fire in Lagos

Nine dead, four injured in Lagos tanker accident

Nine people have been confirmed dead after a tanker conveying petrol went up in flames on the Otedola Bridge, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Thursday evening, the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has said. Adesina Tiamiyu, the agency's general manager, said 54 vehicles were razed by the inferno. "On…

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Arrested fake police officers ‘been in business for 15 years’

The police in Lagos have arrested two persons who hid under the pretext of being officers to extort money from the public. Jumoke Mutairu, 45, and Uzoma Johnson, 29, were arrested on June 20 at the Alakara area of the state. The police said the suspects were arrested wearing black…

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Nigerians will live better lives if corrupt officials are exposed – Falana

A human rights activist, Femi Falana, on Monday said the extensive corruption that has eaten deep into Nigeria's fabric could be reversed if citizens speak out against the practice. Mr Falana spoke while delivering the keynote address at the launch of ‘Upright for Nigeria; Stand Against Corruption Campaign’ by the…

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Fraud Allegations: Police offer N1 million reward for information on ‘masked lady’

The police in Lagos have offered a N1 million reward to anyone who volunteers information that would lead to the arrest of a lady who accused an officer of fraud. Imohimi Edgal, the police commissioner, in a statement on Sunday said the allegations by the lady were not only false…

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Controversy as police strives to clear alleged ‘billionaire officer’ of fraud allegations

The police in Lagos on Thursday say they have launched a manhunt for a masked woman who posted a video on social media claiming that an officer, Marcel Nnabugwu, is a billionaire Inspector. Imohimi Edgal, the police commissioner, said his officers would leave no stone un-turned until the mystery lady…

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Police arrest driver for ‘diverting’ beer

The police in Lagos have arrested a man, Dominic Nege, for allegedly diverting 143 crates of Trophy beer worth over N10 million. Mr Nege works as a driver at Rabel Nigeria Limited, a distributor for International Breweries Plc, the manufacturers of Trophy beer. According to the police, Mr Nege was…

Lagos residents protest eight months of power outage

Lagos residents protest eight months of power outage

Dozens of residents of Surulere, Ogunlowi, and Alagbole communities in the Ojodu Berger area of Lagos Wednesday marched to the head office of Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company to protest the unavailability of electricity in their homes since October 2017. The protesters accused the electricity company of failing to replace their…

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Lagos police dismiss three officers over Ojota incident

The police in Lagos have dismissed three officers who were found guilty of spraying tear-gas on a man identified as Ademuwagun Solomon near China Town in the Ojota area of Lagos. Chike Oti, the police spokesperson, said the officers were convicted on Saturday in an orderly room trial. The dismissed…

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Lagos police denies shooting man at Ojota

The police in Lagos have denied shooting a man at the Ojota area of Lagos on Friday. Chike Oti, the police spokesperson, said in a statement on Friday that the man, identified as Ademuwagun Solomon, collapsed after inhaling tear-gas sprayed by police officers attached to a neighbourhood patrol team. The…

Why I poured hot water on my man – Woman

The police in Lagos have arrested a 32-year old woman for pouring a half-bucket of boiling water on her partner, Ike Akachi, and causing him "grievous bodily harm." Joy Imeribe, the accused, said in a statement to the police that the incident happened on May 29 following a quarrel with…

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Fake lawyer arrested after arguing client’s bail in court – Police

The police in Lagos have arrested a fake lawyer, Uche Nwajiakwu, at the Ojo Magistrate Court.  Mr Nwajiakwu was arrested on May 25 by police undercover operatives when he appeared before a magistrate to secure bail for his 'client,' the police said in a statement on Sunday.  While he was arguing…