Crime Drug Possession Ikorodu Metro Top Story

‘Skuchies’ drug peddlers nabbed by police in Ikorodu

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Three persons, including a woman, have been arrested by the Police in Lagos State for allegedly being in possession of 150 bottles of “Skuchies’’ ready for sale. “Skuchies’’ is a zobo-like drink laced with hard drugs like Tramadol. Police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest on Tuesday He stated that a timely intervention by Read More…

Crime Kidnapping Metro Perjury Top Story

Dethroned Lagos ‘Baale’, 1 other slammed 15 years jail term each for faking own kidnap

Reading Time: 2 minutes A dethroned ‘Baale’ (Chief) in Shangisha in Magodo area of Lagos State, Mutiu Ogundare and his brother, Opeyemi Mohammed were sentenced by an Ikeja High Court on Tuesday to 15 years imprisonment each for faking an own kidnap. The court had on June 15 discharged and acquitted the third defendant, Ogundare’s wife, Abolanle. Justice Hakeem Read More…

Crime Drug Trafficking Metro Top Story

NDLEA sets ablaze 1.8 tons of crack cocaine seized from Ikorodu warehouse

Reading Time: 2 minutes The 1.8 tons of cocaine recovered from a warehouse in the Ikorodu area of Lagos on Sept 19 by the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has been torched. The anti-narcotic agency had, on Sept. 19, stormed a warehouse in a well-coordinated and intelligence-led operation that lasted two days and seized the hard drugs from Read More…

Badagry Crime Cultism Metro Police

Badagry Police Community Relations Committee fights youth restiveness, cultism

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in the Badagry community of Lagos State on Monday has said that it is prepared to intercept youth restiveness, cultism and other social vices in the area. Mr. Jogbe Emmanuel, the committee’s Chairman mentioned that plans to hold a one-day summit aimed at curbing the unease had been concluded by Read More…

Crime Ikeja Metro Theft

Police charge 3 employees for theft of N6m from Sweet Sensation Ikeja

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Three saleswomen, from Sweet Sensation restaurant, appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Monday for allegedly stealing six million Naira from the restaurant. The defendants, Oluwatosin Owa, cashier; Esther Ogoke, frontline officer; and Juliet Madueke, also a frontline officer are aged 26, 35 and 25 respectively, and reside in Magodo, Alagbado and Berger areas of Lagos Read More…

Badagry Crime Metro Robbery

Police arraigns 28-year-old man for theft of generator, TV set

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Oluwafemi Ogunleye, a 28-year-old man, has been arraigned by the police in Lagos State on Monday at a Badagry Chief Magistrates’ Court for theft. Oluwafemi, whose address is unknown, is facing a one-count charge of stealing. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty. ASP Clement Okuoimose, the prosecutor, informed the court that the defendant had committed the Read More…

Crime Rape

Woman accused of sexually assaulting year-old baby has been discharged and acquitted

Reading Time: 2 minutes Veronica Vincent, a daycare owner who was accused of sexually assaulting a year-old baby girl in her care, was on Tuesday, discharged and acquitted by an Ikeja Special Offences Court. Veronica was charged with a two-count charge of defilement and sexual assault by penetration. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo said that as there had been no blood Read More…

Crime Metro Rape

Man bags 15 years for defiling 12-year-old girl

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Uchenna Izuka has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by an Ikeja Special Offences Court on Tuesday for defiling a 12-year-old girl. Izuka was charged with defilement. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in her judgment, said that the prosecution has succeeded in proving the charge against the convict. “The survivor testified that the defendant defiled her sometimes in Read More…

Crime Crude Oil Theft Economic Crimes Nigeria Top Story

Gbajabiamila wants stiffest penalty for crude oil theft, says it’s treason

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, said on Tuesday that crude oil theft in Nigeria, which is blamed for throttling output and exports, is tantamount to treason that should be punished by the stiffest possible penalty. Oil production fell below 1 million barrels per day in August, figures from NNPC show. Gbajabiamila said Read More…

Child Trafficking Crime Ebonyi Nigeria

Child Trafficking: Police reunites 5-month-old baby with mother in Ebonyi

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Ola Echegbu, a 20-year-old mother was reunited with her five-month-old-son with the aid of the Ebonyi Police Command on Monday. SP Chris Anyanwu, the command’s Spokesman, revealed this in a statement issued to newsmen in Abakaliki on Monday. Anyanwu claims that the baby, who had been sold for half-a-million naira, was rescued by the command Read More…