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Police arrest ‘millionaire businessman’ who allegedly bolted during stop-and-search operation

The police in Lagos on Monday said they have arrested an auto spare parts dealer who took to his heels after the officers flagged down his car for a routine stop-and-search operation in Mushin. Chike Oti, the Lagos State police spokesperson, said in a statement that the businessman identified as…

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Togolese arrested for allegedly raping teenagers in Nigeria

The police in Lagos have arrested a 31-year-old Togolese for allegedly raping underage girls in Ejigbo. The police said they arrested Dominic Samson on October 8 after the father of one of his victims, named as Mr Okufowobi, made a report at the Ejigbo police station accusing the suspect of…

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How we arrested suspected armed robbers at Sango-Ota, Ketu, Okota – Lagos Police

The police in Lagos on Monday said it arrested several suspected armed robbers at various locations across the state in September. Imohimi Edgal, the state police commissioner, said at a press conference in Lagos that during the period under review, the command worked hard to put the activities of perpetrators…

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NLC records partial success in first day of nationwide strike

The first day of the nationwide strike action called by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) over the lingering national minimum wage issue recorded partial success in parts of the country. The warning strike commenced midnight on Wednesday over the federal government’s failure to reconvene the tripartite committee constituted November last…

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Group wants more increase in Nigeria’s tobacco excise duty

The Nigerian Tobacco Control Alliance (NTCA), a tobacco control advocacy group, has urged the Nigerian government to further increase the excise duty on tobacco products to further expand the nation's revenue base. The group, in a press conference in Lagos on Monday, said although the recent increase in tobacco taxes…

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One killed as police clash with suspected robbers in Lagos

The police in Lagos have killed an armed robbery suspect in a shootout with alleged robbers at the Owode, in the Ikorodu area of the state. In a statement signed by the police spokesperson, Chike Oti on Thursday, the Police said an undisclosed number of the robbery gang were injured.…

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Mixed feelings for Lagos Danfo drivers as phase-out date approaches

As the kick-off date of the Lagos State's Bus Reform Initiative approaches, commercial bus (popularly known as Danfo) drivers in the state have expressed mixed feelings over the project. While some of the drivers agreed to buy into the initiative, others kicked vehemently against it. “Removing yellow buses is not…

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UPDATED: 10 suspects arrested for allegedly killing policeman

The police in Lagos have arrested 10 persons, including two native doctors, for the mob violence led to the death of an officer last week. In a statement on Wednesday, the police said its preliminary investigation revealed that the suspects are cultists. An angry mob on August 30 lynched a…

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Police arrest dismissed soldiers for hijacking truck

The police in Lagos have arrested five men for allegedly hijacking a truck loaded with gallons of vegetable oil worth N13.2 million along the Epe expressway. In a statement Wednesday, the police said the alleged robbery took place on September 2. The suspects include Moses Johnson, a dismissed soldier; Akintola…

Newly Acting Director General, State Security Service, (SSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04270/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN Pic 35 Newly Acting Director General, Department of State Services, (DSS) Mr Seiyefa Mathew after his meeting with the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Tuesday (7/08/18). 04271/7/8/2018/Sumaila Ibrahim/ICE/NAN

Group warns against removing acting SSS boss

The Southern and Middle Belt leaders forum has warned against any plan to remove Matthew Seiyefa, the acting director general of the State Security Service (SSS), saying it would kick against such a move. In a statement issued on Sunday, the group urged President Muhammadu Buhari to allow the SSS…

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57 youth accused of homosexual activities arraigned

The police in Lagos on Thursday arraigned the 57 youth who were accused of homosexual acts before a chief magistrate court in Yaba. The youth, aged between 20 and 33, were arrested in the early hours of Sunday at a hotel and charged with engaging in homosexual acts. They denied…

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Mob kills police officer in Lagos

A police sergeant, Collins Esiabor, was killed by an angry mob on Wednesday at the Ogba area of Lagos. A statement by the police said the officer, with service number 260326, was performing his duty when he was lynched by the mob who vandalised their patrol vehicle stationed at College…

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Nigeria Police storm hotel, arrest 57, accuse them of homosexuality

The police in Lagos said they arrested 57 men for alleged homosexual activity at Kelly Ann Hotel/ Event Centre in Egbeda, Lagos, on Sunday morning. Imohimi Edgal, the state police commissioner, told journalists during a press conference Monday that police, led by the divisional police officers of Shasha and Idimu,…

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Police arrest man after trying to kill mum for money

The police in Lagos have arrested a 29-year-old suspect, Taiwo Akinola, for allegedly attempting to murder his mother at their home in Ayobo, a Lagos suburb, on Sunday. The police said they received a distress call from neighbours who saw the battered head of the victim, Alice Akinola. According to…

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Eid-El-Kabir: Police deploy 1,000 additional officers in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has deployed an "additional 1,000" police officers across the state for the Eid-El-Kabir celebration. Chike Oti, the police spokesperson, said the move was to ensure a hitch-free Sallah celebration through effective coverage of the prayer grounds, holiday spots, and the neighbourhoods. "In addition, specialised units…

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Lagos police sanction 108 officers in seven months – Commissioner

No fewer that 108 police officers have been disciplined by the Lagos State Police Command between January and July. The state’s commissioner of police, Edgal Imohimi, stated this on Wednesday in Ikeja at the launch of a forum to improve accountability of the police in the state. According to Mr…

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Woman fakes own kidnap to defraud husband — Police

The police in Lagos have arrested a woman, Hadijat Kabir, for allegedly faking her own kidnap to defraud her husband of N15 million. The police said Mrs. Kabir and her suspected co-conspirators committed the act at Ado-Odo, Ota local government area of Ogun State where she was supposedly being held.…

Wife of slain Lagos PDP leader seeks withdrawal of criminal charges against alleged killers

The wife of a slain Peoples' Democratic Party leader in Apapa, Lagos State, Silifat Aborishade, has urged the police to drop the criminal charges filed against some of her husband's alleged killers. Adeniyi Aborishade, the PDP chairman in Apapa local council, died in a hospital after sustaining gunshot injuries during…

Several vehicles burnt as petrol tanker catches fire in Lagos

Police arrest owner of truck involved in fatal Otedola bridge accident

The police in Lagos have arrested the owner of the truck which caused a fatal accident on the Otedola Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway last month. Chike Oti, the police spokesperson, in a statement Friday said the truck owner was arrested at his home in Kano by homicide detectives from…

Why Lagos PDP meeting ended in violence – Party chairman

The chairman of the Peoples' Democratic Party in Lagos State, Moshood Salvador, has distanced himself from the deadly violence that rocked the party in Eti-Osa local council last Saturday. The violence, which claimed the life of the party's chairman in Apapa local council, allegedly occurred between members loyal to Mr…

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Man released from police custody in Ibadan rearrested for theft in Lagos

The police in Lagos have arrested a suspected vandal, Monday Ogbonna, for allegedly stealing inverter batteries used by telecom giant, MTN, at its mast in Badagry. Edgal Imohimi, the Lagos State police commissioner, at a press conference Monday said Mr Ogbonna was arrested alongside four others. "The police received a…

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Lagos PDP leader shot dead

The Peoples' Democratic Party chairman in Apapa local council in Lagos was shot Saturday after a meeting between factions of the party ended in violence. Borishade Adeniyi, who was known as the 'Doyen of PDP LG Chapter Chairmen in Lagos State,' was allegedly shot and injured in the leg during…

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Nigeria needs ‘ruthless investigative journalists’ – Gambari

A former permanent representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Ibrahim Gambari, has charged journalists to focus on investigations to help in resolving conflicts across the country. Delivering the keynote speech at the 10th Wole Soyinka Center for Investigative Journalism Media Lecture Series in Lagos, Friday, Mr Gambari said there…

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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…