Category: Crime

Two young boys caught after stealing panties in Lagos

Two young boys were caught after allegedly stealing panties in Lagos metropolis. According to reports, The boys were reportedly caught red-handed by some residents who sighted them after stealing an underwear and was allegedly looking for more to pick. They were forced to strip off their clothes and paraded in public as further details of what later happened to them – was not given. This is happening weeks after a teenage boy was caught with some panties and was paraded in the street after being beaten mercilessly by residents in Lagos. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Alleged serial rapist, Asiwaju commits suicide after writing on Twitter that he would die soon

Michael Asiwaju founder of Asiwaju Royal Furniture in Ojo, Lagos popularly known as Mike Cash, has committed suicide following several rape allegations against him on social media. Asiwaju was said to have taken a poisonous substance suspected to be Sniper and was met lifeless in his hotel room around 12am on January 13, 2019. Shortly before he committed suicide, he had expressed his intention via his Twitter handle, Asiwaju_limited, to end his life. The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed the suicide saying two bottles of Sniper was recovered from the incident scene. He said, “We...

Teenager remanded for allegedly raping 24-year-old woman in Ibadan

An Iyaganku Chief Magistrates’ Court, Ibadan, has remanded 18 -year-old Kazeem Ajomole in Agodi prisons for allegedly raping a 24-year-old woman. The prosecutor, Cpl. Bewaji Ojo, told the court that Ajomole and others allegedly conspired to rape the woman, NAN, reports. He also said that the accused was docked on a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and unlawful carnal knowledge. Ojo said that Ajomole allegedly have unlawful carnal knowledge of the victim, contrary to Sections 357 and 516, and punishable under Section 358 of the Criminal Code Cap 38, Vol.II Laws of Oyo State 2,000. The Chief Magistrate, Mrs Kehinde...

Ibadan Arson Not Politically Motivated – Police

Oyo State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Odude, has revealed that preliminary investigation into the burning down of houses and shops in three major areas in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Sunday was not politically motivated. The CP stated this while answering questions on the matter that saw 20 houses and over 18 shops burnt in Idi-Arere, Asaka, and Oja Igbo area of Ibadan. The Commissioner also stated that the force has mapped out strategies to deal with such occurrences in the future. Four persons were arrested in connection with the attack in Ibadan on Sunday. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

Corps member arraigned for killing Osun roadside hawker

A serving member of the National Youth Service Corps, Feranmi Odedele, was on Wednesday arraigned before an Osogbo Chief Magistrates’ Court for reckless driving and the killing of one Pelumi Olasunkanmi. The death of Olasunkanmi, a 16-year-old Junior Secondary School 3 pupil of the Coker Memorial High School, Ikirun, occurred last week Friday, when he was hit by a car driven by Odedele along the Osogbo-Gbongan Road. The 29-year-old Odedele was said to have driven the car in a reckless manner and hit the deceased, who was selling garden eggs by the roadside. Odedele was said to be returning to...

Court remands two suspected miscreants in Ibadan

Mrs Imoleayo Akinrodoye, the President of a Mapo Grade `A’ Customary Court in Ibadan on Wednesday ordered the remand of two suspected miscreants at the Agodi Prison. The accused: Ridwan Adebayo, 23, and Muritala Ogundare, 29, were docked for alleged unlawful possession of dangerous weapons and threat to life. Akinrodoye ordered Adebayo and Ogundare to be remanded after the duo pleaded guilty to a two-count charge of unlawful possession of weapons and conspiracy. Akinrodoye, however, adjourned the case till Jan. 23, for a review of facts and sentencing. Earlier, the Prosecutor, Sgt. Ayodele Ayeni, told the court that the duo...

Ibadan mayhem: Olubadan warns hoodlums

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, on Tuesday asked the Mogajis (family heads) and Baales (village heads) in the flash points of the ancient city to begin headcount of the people in their areas with a view of exposing troublemakers and hoodlums disturbing the peace of the people. The monarch, who summoned over 250 Mogajis and Baales to his Popoyemoja palace following the mayhem that occurred on Sunday where about 30 houses and scores of shops and vehicles burnt to ashes with attendant looting of property, said “enough is enough”. The Mogajis and Baales, while responding lauded the monarch...

Police declare NURTW boss wanted over violence at APC rally

The Lagos State Police Command has declared a chieftain of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), Mustapha Adekunle aka Seigo, wanted in connection to the violence that marred the official campaign flag-off of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Hoodlums started fighting while incumbent governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, was addressing party supporters in Ikeja on Tuesday, January 8, 2019. Gunshots and physical clashes led to a scramble that also left many injured. Two journalists sustained minor bullet wounds. Another NURTW chieftain, Musiliu Akinsanya, popularly known as MC Oluomo, was stabbed during the incident and has been...

Ajimobi orders police to arrest perpetrators of Ibadan mayhem

Governor Abiola Ajimobi has mandated the Oyo State police command to fish out perpetrators of the mayhem that occurred at the weekend at different locations in the state, saying that anyone arrested should be treated like “a hardened criminal.” Hoodlums had gone on rampage at early hours of Sunday at Idi Arere, Asaka and Oja’gbo areas of Ibadan destroying vehicles and setting shops on fire. Ajimobi, who was represented by his deputy, Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo, in a visit to the areas yesterday, said that the StateEmergency Management Agency (SEMA) would do the assessment of losses from the crisis so...

30 shops, houses burnt in Ibadan by arsonists

Some hoodlums suspected to be arsonists in the early hours of Sunday burnt down no fewer than thirty shops and houses located along the popular Beere-Molete road in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital. The affected shops and houses included those located at Idi-Arere, Bode up to the ones at Allelluyah petrol station, all in the heart of the ancient city. One of the residents confirmed that parts of the affected structures included shops belonging to fashion designers, soft drinks sellers, electronics shops, frozen foods’ shop and cooking materials sellers’ shops among others. Another resident of the area confirmed that the...