2 men remanded for allegedly stealing motorcycle worth N217,000



A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday remanded two men at Ikoyi  Correctional Centre for allegedly stealing a Bajaj motorcycle, valued at N217,000.


The defendants: Sheyi Adeleye, 20, and Tobi Tajudeen, 21, pleaded guilty to a three-count charge bordering on conspiracy, stealing and disorderly conduct.


The prosecutor, Sgt. Modupe Olaluwoye, told the court that the defendants committed the offences on Nov. 21, near Ann’s Barracks, at Sabo area of Yaba, Lagos State.


She said that the defendants stole a red Bajaj motorcycle with registration number: KSF 200 QL from the complainant, Mr Sulaimon Sanni after he had given them a lift.


The prosecutor said that the defendants had threatened Sanni with a dagger and then stole his motorcycle.


My Lord, it was a police officer on patrol who heard the shout of the complainant that knocked the defendants off the motorcycle before they could ride off with it,’’ she said.


The prosecutor said that the offences contravened Sections 411, 168 (1) and 280 (1) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).


The Nigeria News Agency reports that Section 287 stipulates a three-year jail term for stealing.


NAN also reports that Section 411 carries two years for conspiracy while Section 168 prescribes three months’ jail time or fine for disorderly conduct.


Chief Magistrate Oluwatoyin Oghere ordered that the defendants be kept at the Ikoyi Correctional Facility, pending a review of the facts of the case and sentencing.


Oghere adjourned the case until Dec. 16.



Edited by: Abdulfatah Babatunde/ Peter Dada



Petrol tanker claims 1 life in Lagos, says LASEMA



The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) said on Friday that one person died when a loaded 55,000-litre petrol tanker fell sideways at Mile 2, opposite the  Nigerian Army Signal Barracks, Lagos.

LASEMA’s Director-General, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, who confirmed the accident in Lagos, added that the body of the yet-to-be identified female victim had been deposited at the mortuary by SEHMU officials.

The News Agency of  Nigeria ( NAN) reports that SEHMU is the Lagos State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit.

Oke-Osanyintolu noted that the body of the victim was removed from where it was pinned to the vehicle’s dashboard, emanating from the impact of the tanker’s head.

He stated that the accident occurred when a tanker with registration number KSF 260 XY ran into a pothole in front of the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks at Mile 2.

The LASEMA chief noted that the content of the vehicle started drizzling, immediately the tanker fell sideways.

“Further investigation revealed that the driver and his assistant immediately fled the scene.

“An unidentified female adult, who was seated beside the tanker driver was trapped in the impact and lost her life.

“The agency’s Response Unit, fire fighters from the Lagos State Fire Service and the Nigerian Army were on standby, to arrest any potential secondary incident,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

He, however, said that the fallen tanker had been recovered and handed over to LASTMA officials at the Mazamaza Division. .


Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Peter Dada (NAN)



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Police arrest 2 robbery suspects, gun manufacturer in Lagos



The police in Lagos have arrested two armed robbery suspects, who claimed to be dispatch riders and a man producing their locally-made gun for operations.

A reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria , that the suspects were arrested in a rented Uber car at about 9.30p.m on Thursday by the Anthony police division.

The arrests of the suspects, Sule Karimu and Joseph Celestine, took place during a stop-and-search operation led by the Divisional Police Officer, Superintendent of Police Patricia Amadin.

NAN gathered that the vehicle was stopped in front of a commercial bank on Anthony village road.
The source said that the driver, acting ignorantly to the instructions of the suspects, who were with gun, attempted to escaped but was forced to stop at gun point by the officers.

NAN gathered that all the occupants of the car were asked to come out for search, where the arm and ammunition were discovered under the seat of the car.

NAN learnt that their arms manufacturer was later arrested at Obalende area after the suspects confessed to the police that they worked in same company as dispatch riders and hailed from Kogi.

Contacted, the Lagos police spokesman, DSP Bala Elkana, confirmed the arrests, stressing that the case had been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation.

“Policemen from Anthony Village Police Division, on routine patrol led by the DPO, SP Patricia Amadin, intercepted a wine coloured Toyota Corolla car with Registration Number: KSF 257 FQ, occupied by three suspicious and uneasy looking adult males.

“Upon searching the vehicle, a locally-made pistol with a single live cartridge was recovered under the car seat.

“All three occupants arrested and the vehicle recovered were taken to the station for investigation,” Elkana said.

Edited By: Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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NSCDC nabs 3 for alleged car theft in Niger



The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Niger Command, has arrested three persons for alleged involvement in the theft of a Honda Civic car with registration number:  AR 03 KSF at Kagara, headquarters of Rafi Local Government Area of the state.

The Commandant of the Corps in the state,Mr George Edem, disclosed this while presenting the suspects to newsmen in Minna on Wednesday.

Edem named the three suspects as Suleiman Adamu Babangida 23, Adamu Mohammed 23 and Usman Adamu 20, all of whom he said, were  residents of Potiskum, Yobe.

He said that the car was stolen at Kure market, Minna with 76 brocades valued at about N500, 000.

“One of the suspects is a mechanic who used a master key in stealing the car,”he said.

Similarly, he said, one Abubakar Sani, 30, was arrested at Brigter area of Chanchaga Local Government Area for stealing a cell phone.

The Commandant said that all the suspects would be charged to court after investigation.

He warned that criminals had no hiding place in the state and urged the residents to volunteer information that could lead to the arrest and prosecution of criminals in the area.


Edited By: Abdullahi Yusuf (NAN)

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Court sentences man to 9 months jail term over 1,850 USD fraud



The trial Judge, Justice Peter Lifu, had ordered that the convict be sent to the Ilesa Correctional facility due to the offence committed, without any option of fine .

Omobolaji,who said he had three kids, was arraigned for allegedly presenting himself as Cheryl, a Canadian woman, in order to dupe an American lady of 1,850 USD.

The EFCC Prosecution Counsel, Mr Muritalar Usman, said the convict committed the offence sometimes in October 2019 within the Osogbo metropolis .

Usman said a Lexus car, EX 350 with registration number KSF 975 FK, infinix phone, and a cash sum of 1,850USD were recovered from the convict.

The convict admitted commission of the crime and opted for plea bargain.

He said a friend introduced the crime to him during the mandatory National Youth Service programme for graduates of tertiary institutions, promising never to commit such offense again.

His Counsel, Miss T. A. Bozimo, had earlier prayed the court to tamper justice with mercy in sentencing the convict . (NAN)

Edited By: Bayo Sekoni (NAN)


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