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Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos
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Seven suspected cultists arrested in Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected members of Eiye Confraternity at Agura area, Ikorodu, Lagos state.   A statement released by the command's spokesperson, SP Muyiwa Adejobi, says police operatives attached to Imota Division arrested the suspects on Saturday 28th November 2020 at 2pm.   Adejobi gave the names of the suspected cultists as Abolaji Arbayo, Josiah Offem, Oluwapelumi Oyeyinka, Limidi Taofeeq, Ahmed Shittu who drives their operational vehicle, Zainab Nurudeen who serves as the armourer who sources for the guns to operate, and Rabiu Ganiyu.   He mentioned that the suspected cultists attacked members of the vigilante in their area, inflicting degrees of injury on them just to avenge t...
Bbnaija’s Tolani Baj Visit Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobu of Ikorodu
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Bbnaija’s Tolani Baj Visit Royal Majesty, Oba Kabiru Adewale Shotobu of Ikorodu

Tolani Baj is a brand beyond entertainment The goal is to be a woman of power, influence and inspiration She wrote; I feel honoured to be granted the opportunity to be in the presence of Royal Majesty, Oba Adewale Shotobu of Ikorodu to share my plans on how I intend to make an impact in the community I've always been passionate about helping the less privileged and now that God has placed me in this position, I am ready to ACT on it.
BRT Driver Who Killed Businesswoman Handed Over To Police
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BRT Driver Who Killed Businesswoman Handed Over To Police

The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a Bus Rapid Transit driver, Collins Nnodi, who went into hiding after ramming a businesswoman, Grace Okeleke, to death in the Agric area of Ikorodu. PUNCH Metro had reported that Grace, wife of the Head of Public Relations, Globacom, Andrew Okeleke, attempted to cross the road after being dropped off by her driver around 7.20pm, on Monday, May 11, 2020, when Nnodi, who was driving a BRT bus with number plate, EPE 59 XR, knocked her down. While the businesswoman died on the spot, Nnodi, however, zoomed off and abandoned the victim at the scene of the accident. Annoyed by the development, an angry mob vandalised some BRT buses plying the route. Chief Security Officer, Primero Transport Services Limited (the franchise holder of the BRT bus...
Woman Accuses St Raphael Hospital Ikorodu Of Stealing One Of Her New Born Twins
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Woman Accuses St Raphael Hospital Ikorodu Of Stealing One Of Her New Born Twins

A woman, Faith Obinna, who recently gave birth to twins at St. Raphael Divine Mercy Hospital in Ikorodu area of Lagos State has accused the hospital management of allegedly stealing one of her twins immediately after birth. The victim, Faith Obinna who did several scans in the same hospital which revealed that she was pregnant for twins claimed she was sedated on the day she had a caesarean section and was later presented with only one of the twins. According to Madam Faith Obinna who called immediate help from well-meaning Nigerians and the government of Lagos State, “I delivered on 6th March at Saint Raphael hospital, I had caesarean section because I was pregnant for twins. “Before the cesarean session, I had done three scans in the same hospital which confirmed I was pregn...
I Always Wanted To Be A Footballer, Zlatan Tells MTV Base
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I Always Wanted To Be A Footballer, Zlatan Tells MTV Base

On another exciting episode of MTV Base Behind The Story, Zanku King, Zlatan, opens up on several controversial topics about him as he sits with the host, Sammy Walsh. The rapper takes fans down memory lane, discussing issues around how his career started, how stardom has changed his life, and where he sees himself in the future. The Ikorodu-bred rapper spoke about his childhood dreams, fears, and how music changed his path. He opened up on his past struggles and how he has been heavily scrutinized and criticized by the public. Zlatan, born Omoniyi Temidayo Raphael, also shared details of his time in church as a chorister and how he thought he was going to be a football star. On this sizzling episode, Zlatan spoke his truth and cleared the air on all controversies from his rumo...
Chartered Accountant who lived in US for 45 years, allegedly murdered by assasins in Ikorodu
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Chartered Accountant who lived in US for 45 years, allegedly murdered by assasins in Ikorodu

A chartered accountant who lived in the US for 45 years, was allegedly murdered at his retirement country-home in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, few months after he returned from the U.S. The deceased identified as Mutiu Agbosasa had arrived home after an outing at the “Island Club” in Lagos, when he was attacked by alleged assasins. The corpse of the deceased was allegedly butchered and placed in his car which was set ablaze by the assailants. Facebook user, Babatunde Naheemdeen Ayodeji wrote; A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT MURDERED IN IKORODU Late Mutiu Agbosasa…. who was murdered in Ikorodu was a chartered accountant in New York for many years before returning to Nigeria early 2019…. someone close to his son said, “ he is not sure if it is up to three months, that he returned ...
SARS Caught On CCTV Collecting Iphones Of Guys Shopping In Ikorodu
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SARS Caught On CCTV Collecting Iphones Of Guys Shopping In Ikorodu

SARS caught on CCTV footage collecting IPhones of some boys shopping in a boutique, at Gberigbe complex, Ikorodu. . The SARS men got tired of waiting for them outside the boutique, which resulted in them coming in to take their phones while waiting.   View this post on Instagram   in a boutique, at Gberigbe complex, Ikorodu. . . The SARS men got tired of waiting for them outside the boutique, which resulted in them coming in to take their phones while waiting. A post shared by Our Talk Room (@ourtalkroom) on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:26am PDT
Clearing Of Water Hyacinth On Ikorodu Water Terminal Begins
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Clearing Of Water Hyacinth On Ikorodu Water Terminal Begins

It was earlier reported today that water hyacinth has taken over the Ikorodu Water Terminal which makes it difficult to boats to navigate the waters. We have it on good authority that the Lagos State Government through the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA) has commenced clearing of the water hyacinth. Pegging of the ferry route channel commenced last week and manual clearing has already started at the Ipakodo terminal also called Ikorodu Terminal. These are exclusive pictures from the exercise
Airport driver returns 888,000 Naira forgotten in his cab to the owner
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Airport driver returns 888,000 Naira forgotten in his cab to the owner

An airport cab driver is being celebrated for returning a huge sum forgotten in his cab to the owner.   Adeniyi Olayinka, who is in his late 30s, is a driver who works at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) taxi park in Lagos.   The driver, who doesn’t have a car of his own, but works as a commissioned driver to a member of the Airport Car Hire Association of Nigeria (ACHAN), found an envelope forgotten by a passenger in the backseat of his cab.   He had met the passenger, Dele Ayeni, at about 1:30 am on Monday, July 29, shortly after the latter arrived from Cairo, Egypt.  Olayinka drove Dele from the airport to his destination at Ibese, Ikorodu. However, upon returning to the airport, he noticed an envelope belonging to Dele sitting in the ba...
SARS Officer Disgraced By A Soldier’s Wife In Ikorodu
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SARS Officer Disgraced By A Soldier’s Wife In Ikorodu

Ak, a SARS officer notorious for illegal arrests and extortion, was disgraced by the mom of one of his potential victims, yesterday, in #Ikorodu, Lagos. The incident happened in front of a Polaris bank. The lady and her son had gone to carry out a transaction at the bank, only for AK – attached to State CIID, Mowonla, Ikorodu – to start harassing the boy while waiting for his mom outside the bank. However, when the mom stepped out and saw what was going on, she went rogue on the SARS operatives, who all fled, abandoning A.K, after realizing that she’s the wife of a soldier. It took the intervention of passersby to rescue the officer from her.
Work To Begin On Ishawo, Igbogbo Roads Soon – Sanwo-Olu
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Work To Begin On Ishawo, Igbogbo Roads Soon – Sanwo-Olu

The nightmare being experienced by commuters on Agric-Ishawo and Igbogbo Roads in Ikorodu area of Lagos State will soon be a thing of the past, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu declared on Thursday. The Governor said he felt the pains of residents plying the abandoned routes, but disclosed that contractors would be fully mobilised for reconstruction work on the two roads, which he described as “critical” to the state’s economic wellbeing. Sanwo-Olu made the revelation while on an inspection tour of Rice Mill and Industrial Park project being developed by the state government at Imota. He said: “We are aware of two major critical roads that are in Ikorodu Division; the Igbogbo Road and Agric-Ishawo Road. Once the heaviness of the rains subsides, which is likely to be in couple of we...
Many die as boat capsizes in Lagos
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Many die as boat capsizes in Lagos

Three dead bodies have so far been recovered from the Lagoon where a boat carrying more than seventeen people capsized at Ikorodu, on Saturday, 29 June 2019. Sixteen passengers of the ill-fated boat are said to be missing. According to a statement by the CEO, Lagos state emergency management board (LASEMA), Oke -Osanyintolu who led the rescue operation involving LASWA Officials and the Marine police, two people have been confirmed dead and three persons rescued. “A boat mishap occurred at the above location yesterday the 29th of June, 2019. Investigations conducted revealed that the boat was en route Badore (Ajah) to Egbin (Ikorodu) with between 17 and 21 passengers on board. “The boat allegedly capsized due to overloading. It was gathered that the boat was overturned by the heavy...
I Sucked My Daughter’s Breasts To Make Them Big, Admits Father Who Abused 12yrs Old Daughter
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I Sucked My Daughter’s Breasts To Make Them Big, Admits Father Who Abused 12yrs Old Daughter

A 52-year-old electrician in the Ikorodu suburb of Lagos has admitted in court that he sucked his daughter’s breasts to make them round and big, just as the 17-year-old girl told the court that her father did not only begin to suck her breasts when she was 12, he had also been sexually abusing her until he was caught in the act by her mother after four years of continuous sexual molestation. Mr Folorunso Oluwaseun, a father of five children, was reported to have started having sex with his daughter when she was just 12 years old and was caught right in the act by his estranged wife when the girl was 17. The accused, who resides in Ikorodu area of Lagos State, was said to have defiled his first daughter at his residence between August 8, 2013, and April 2017. Problems started w...
NASU shuts down LASPOTECH main campus over ‘unpaid salaries’
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NASU shuts down LASPOTECH main campus over ‘unpaid salaries’

Lagos State Polytechnic, LASPOTECH main campus in Ikorodu has been shut down by aggrieved staff and members of NASU. According to reports, the campus has been grounded for two consecutive days following agitations by non-academic staff who are kicking over non-payment of accruable salary arrears among other sundry issues. The strike action by the staff under the aegis of Non-Academic staff union (NASU) grounded all activities of the school especially academics, administrative and even commercial activities.  Yesterday saw the three gates of LASPOTECH completely shut down while some students had to gain entry by scaling the fence into the premises.
Woman dies on New Year Day after High Tension Cable fell on her
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Woman dies on New Year Day after High Tension Cable fell on her

A Nigerian woman and mother of one lost her life on New Year Day after a high tension cable fell on her at Ikorodu area of Lagos state.Her friends have taken to Facebook to mourn the tragic death of Abimbola Mutiat who died after high tension cable fell on her . Facebook user, Rasheed Fatuga, who shared the story online, said the deceased woman who recently celebrated her 40th birthday, was seeing off a friend who came to pay her a visit at her home around Solebo estate in Aga Ikorodu, when the cable fell on her on December 9th 2018. She was rushed to the hospital where she was until she died on New Year day January 1st 2019. One of her friends, Bello Akeem Chuba, posted photos of the 40-year-old mother of one. He wrote: READ ALSO! Woman loses pregnanc...
85000 Prepaid Meters To Be Shared Across Ikorodu, Ikeja, Oshodi, Abule Egba
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85000 Prepaid Meters To Be Shared Across Ikorodu, Ikeja, Oshodi, Abule Egba

Ikeja Electric, one of the major electricity distribution companies (DisCos) in Nigeria, says it is deploying 85,000 new prepaid meters to bridge the metering gap in its business area. In a statement seen by TheCable, the DisCo said this was done as part of its renewed commitment to deliver the yearnings of customers, and further close the metering gap within its network. It added that “while abiding by the regulator’s guideline which states that all customers have a right to a properly installed and functional meter, and un-metered customer should be issued with electricity bills strictly based on NERC’s estimated billing methodology, it is also poised to reduce estimated billing with the deployment of prepaid meters”. The DisCo said it had therefore commenced the “roll-out o...
Photos: Suspected Assassin Apprehended In Ikorodu
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Photos: Suspected Assassin Apprehended In Ikorodu

A suspected assassin was apprehended in Ikorodu town in Lagos yesterday September 4th. The assassin was apprehended with a locally made gun found on him. When he was interrogated, he said someone sent him to the town to carry out some attacks but he refused to give the name of the person. He was beaten and thereafter handed over to the police.
Cultists And Soldiers Clash In Ikorodu, Lagos
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Cultists And Soldiers Clash In Ikorodu, Lagos

There was has been reports of a clash between Nigerian soldiers and suspected cultists at Solomada Estate area of Ikorodu, this morning. Trouble started when the suspected cultists allegedly attacked and killed a soldier, mycelebrityandi learnt. In retaliation, reports said soldiers besieged the estate in search of the suspected killers of the military man. mycelebrityandi recalls that cultism is not new to the area of Ikorodu in Lagos State. More to come…  
SARS Officer Who Extorted Money From Lady, Paraded
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SARS Officer Who Extorted Money From Lady, Paraded

Inspector Charles Omotosho, a SARS officer who reportedly arrested a lady in Ikorodu, Lagos State, after which he was said to have forcefully collecting N5,000 from the victim, has been apprehended and paraded. In a statement released by the Police Public Complaint Rapid Response Unit (PCRRU) on Friday in its news bulletin through an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Abayomi Shogunle, it was revealed that the arrest of the SARS officer came after the PCRRU received a complaint from a citizen via Twitter [ife_luv12] On 16th May, 2018. Here’s the statement in full; “On 16th May, 2018, PCRRU received a complaint from a citizen via Twitter [ife_luv12] that a SARS Operative forced her to make a bank transfer of N5,000 to the said SARS operative’s bank account following an arrest for no ju...
Police Burst in on Illegal Brewery That Produces Fake Malt Drink In Lagos
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Police Burst in on Illegal Brewery That Produces Fake Malt Drink In Lagos

The Lagos State Police Command has reported on the discovery of an illegal brewery at Egbe-Afa in Igbogbo area of Ikorodu, Lagos State. Five suspects were also arrested at the scene. Edgal Imohimi, Lagos State Commissioner of Police, made this known to journalists at the scene on Wednesday. According to The News Agency of Nigeria, the illegal brewery was producing malt drinks, stout and ethanol which they pumped into trucks to bottle at another location. Mr Imohimi said that the suspects would be subjected to further interrogation to know where the drinks were bottled and sold. He said that the illegal brewery would be sealed and samples of the drinks would be sent to the laboratory for test. The police chief attributed discovery of the illegal brewery to the efforts of commu...
FCMB Opens Flexx Hub in LASPOTECH Ikorodu, Set To Thrill Students With Small Doctor Live In Concert
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FCMB Opens Flexx Hub in LASPOTECH Ikorodu, Set To Thrill Students With Small Doctor Live In Concert

Nigerian lender, First City Monument Bank, known for its strong youth empowerment and development drive, on Monday, April 09 2018 formally opened its Flexx Hub in LASPOTECH Ikorodu Main Campus to cater to the banking needs of the students.  Not only that, the Bank reconstructed the main gate of the school, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. [/img] The grand opening on Monday marked the start of a week of exciting activation activities, where youths have been stopping by the Flexx Hub to #FlexxWithFCMB. There has been great music, games shows, talent contests and social media giveaways which have seen various students and other youths win fantastic gifts. To cap it all, popular Nigerian singer Small Doctor will be live in concert at LASPOTECH on Thursday, A...
John Boyega Spotted With Dream Catchers, Ikorodu Talented Dancing Kids
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John Boyega Spotted With Dream Catchers, Ikorodu Talented Dancing Kids

The A-list actor, whose latest movie, Pacific Rim, currently knocked off Black Panther as the top movie in the North American box office, ran into the talented kids twice during his recent visit to Lagos. John Boyega shared a video of their meeting with one of them showing British model, Naomi Campbell also taking pictures with them. The Dream Catchers came into limelight when US singer, Rihanna shared a video of them dancing joyously to show how she felt when she heard of the amazing feet she pulled on Apple Music. Below are pictures of Hollywood actor, John Boyega and the Ikorodu talented dancing kids called Dream Catchers. Watch the video below; https://instagram.com/p/BhLn2iojDIu/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_profile_upsell_control
21-Year-Old Man Dies After Consuming “Gutter Water” In Lagos
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21-Year-Old Man Dies After Consuming “Gutter Water” In Lagos

A Nigerian man simply identified as Kenneth, has died after overdosing on an illicit drug combination called “gutter water” at a hotel in Ikorodu, Lagos. It was gathered that “gutter water” is a combination of codeine, refnol, tramadol, cannabis and water or juice. The 21 year old, who is epileptic, took the drug on Saturday at Durak hotel and immediately started having seizures. He was later rushed to the Ikorodu general hospital, where he eventually gave up the ghost. His friends took to social media to mourn him as one wrote;   This is coming after a final year student passed away last week after he consumed tramadol, codeine, cannabis and alcohol at a party. According to a twitter user, imperatorduduosa; A 24 yr old male final year university student died...
Nigeria’s Kid Dance Crew ‘The Dream Catchers’ ” Gets Featured On BBC
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Nigeria’s Kid Dance Crew ‘The Dream Catchers’ ” Gets Featured On BBC

Popular Nigerian kid dances, ‘The Dream Catchers’ from Ikorodu are already going global. After being celebrated by popular American and British celebrities, they are now being featured on a mini-documentary on BBC. Recall that, Rihanna shared their dance video in admiration of the young talents as she celebrated a new milestone in her career, being the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music. The Dream Catchers have gone further to catch the attention of top American entertainers like Diddy and Rihanna while supermodel Naomi Campbell has also featured them on her Instagram page. The latest progress the dance crew has recorded is a feature on a mini-documentary by the British Broadcasting Corporation. Dream Catchers, which is made up of 10 childre...
Two Men Arraign In Court For Beating Man Over Girlfriend
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Two Men Arraign In Court For Beating Man Over Girlfriend

The Police in Lagos on Thursday docked two men in an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating up a man, Wasiu Olabijo, over a girlfriend. The accused, Wale Hammed and Adebayo Ibrahim, both aged 20, and resident at 6, Olubala St., Aga, in Ikorodu, near Lagos, are facing a three-count charge of conspiracy, breach of peace and assault. According to the Prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, the duo committed the offence on March 11, at Aga Community in Ikorodu. He told the court that the accused beat up Olabijo with a broken bottle and sticks for protecting a woman who was his girlfriend from being molested. Iberedem said the accused had asked the woman out severally but she refused to heed to his love advances. He said that while the complainant and the woman were passi...
Vigilante Members Arrested After Attacking And Abducting A Man In Lagos
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Vigilante Members Arrested After Attacking And Abducting A Man In Lagos

Some vigilante members were arrested on Wednesday in the Imota Development Area, of Ikorodu after they attacked and stabbed a man on his way home.  Some members of a local security outfit who allegedly attacked and stabbed a man on his way home were apprehended in Igbokuta, Imota Development Area of the Ikorodu area of Lagos. It was gathered that the vigilante members launched the attack on their victim over land issue in the area. Eyewitnesses revealed that the vigilantes who stabbed their victim, also abducted him and took him away to an undisclosed location. They were accosted by other security operatives after releasing gunshots. Online reports claim that the same group of vigilante members were arrested some months ago for kidnapping and were released by the police after an invest...
Tunde Ednut Slams Wizkid, Others, As He Hails Singer, Rihanna For Acknowledging Nigerian Kid Dancers
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Tunde Ednut Slams Wizkid, Others, As He Hails Singer, Rihanna For Acknowledging Nigerian Kid Dancers

Yesterday, we brought you reports about how singer, Rihanna, reposted a video of some Nigerian kids dancers from Ikorodu.. She didn’t do it just once, but twice.. Tunde Ednut has reacted to this new development, and has called out WIZKID, and other celebrities for not helping the “upcomings” by reposting their videos to their millions of followers. Tunde shared a screenshot of Rihanna’s post, and wrote as caption: With 60million followers, they tagged her and she has posted them twice.” “Our celebrities never even reach 10million, them go pretend like say them no dey see anything wey dey go on for social media. Some won’t even like your post when you help them promote.” “They believe it’s their right for you to post their shit. Anyways, we can’t always stand on that table, we w...
Rihanna Thanks Nigerian Kids From Ikorodu For Making Her Day With Their Dance
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Rihanna Thanks Nigerian Kids From Ikorodu For Making Her Day With Their Dance

About 3 days ago, International singer, Rihana shared a video of some Nigerian kids from Ikorodu, Lagos dancing on her Instagram page, with a Wizkid’s music playing in the background, while celebrating a milestone, where she was announced as the first female artiste to cross 2 billion steams worldwide. Rihanna shared the video and captioned it as thus: “when I found out that I was the first female artist to cross 2 billion worldwide streams on Apple Music! God is too lit!!!!” Watch video below: Days later, the kids were so elated Rihanna shared their video, and they took a picture together with a placard, thanking the singer. Riri saw the picture, reposted it on her Instagram, and then thanked them for making her day… She wrote: “awww my Lil squad…..I love YOU guys! I speak on ...
Housemaid Beats Boss To Coma In Lagos, Steals Money, Property
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Housemaid Beats Boss To Coma In Lagos, Steals Money, Property

Doctors at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, are battling to save the life of a civil servant in the state, identified only as Mistura, after she was allegedly attacked by her maid in the Ejigbo area. PUNCH Metro learnt that Mistura had been in a coma since Monday, March 5, 2018, when she was attacked with blended pepper and a wine bottle by the maid, identified as Susan Samson. Our correspondent was told that despite a three-hour surgery on Wednesday, the victim had yet to come round and was in the intensive care unit of LASUTH. It was learnt that Mistura, who taught in a public secondary school in Lagos, had employed Samson on February 4, 2018 to assist her with domestic chores. The 18-year-old suspect was reported to have stolen her boss’ money last Friday...
Man Seeks Divorce From Fifth Wife, Says She’s A Drunk
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Man Seeks Divorce From Fifth Wife, Says She’s A Drunk

A 54-year-old man, Mr. Sheyi Imoohi, on Thursday asked an Ikorodu Customary Court in Lagos State to dissolve his marriage, saying his wife is a drunk. Imoohi, presently unemployed, told the court that he was no longer interested in the four-year marriage which is blessed with one child. The husband, who lives at Agbede Transformer, Agric Road in Ikorodu, described his fifth wife as a drunk and a trouble maker. “My wife drinks a lot; I mean she drinks to a stupor. She usually fights me and threatens to kill me. “I am no longer in love with her; please separate us,” the petitioner pleaded with the court. Responding, the 35-year-old wife, Sarah, who is also unemployed, denied the claims and accused her husband of taking her to the beer parlour where she drinks. “My husband i...
Ikeja Electric PUBA, E-Top To Ease Payment Of Electricity Bills
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Ikeja Electric PUBA, E-Top To Ease Payment Of Electricity Bills

Ikeja Electric has partnered with United Bank for Africa and E-Top, a payment terminal service provider, to provide Point of Sales terminals for easy payment of electricity bills. Ikeja Electric Chief Commercial Officer, Folake Soetan, said at the launch of the initiative in Ikorodu, Lagos on Wednesday that UBA would also grant loans to payment agents nominated by the communities, who would operate the POS terminals. She said that the approach reflects the company’s long standing commitment to delivering practical solutions for consumers and communities in which it operates. Soetan said: “In line with this initiative, the Community Development Associations are expected to serve as guarantors for members of the communities who have been nominated as payment agents, while UBA and E-...
26-Year-Old Caleb University Student Arrested For Drug Peddling, Impersonating Military Officer
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26-Year-Old Caleb University Student Arrested For Drug Peddling, Impersonating Military Officer

Ahmed Hassan 26, a student of student of Architecture of Caleb University, has been arrested in Lagos for impersonating a Naval officer. According to Punchng, the 200l student of  Caleb University was arrested with an accomplice, Ibrahim Yahaya, a commercial motorcycle rider he met in the Sabo, Ikorodu, where he made him believe that he was an Air Force Flying Officer. It was gathered that Yahaya consequently became his errand boy and assisted him in buying hard drugs. He, however, met his Waterloo on January 30, when he asked Yahaya to bring 11 packs of codeine and a pack of Rohypnol to his school. The police reportedly caught the motorcycle rider as he was about to enter the school premises. Yahaya led the operatives to the Igbogbo area where Hassan was arrested. When paraded at the ...
Man Impregnates Wife’s Sister Thrice, Forces Her To Do Abortion
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Man Impregnates Wife’s Sister Thrice, Forces Her To Do Abortion

An orphan, Basirat, has been taken into protective custody by the Lagos State Government after she was allegedly abused by people who should have protected her. First was her teacher, then her sister’s husband.PUNCH Metro learnt that Basirat had been put in the care of her sister who lived in the Ajah area of Lagos State, after her parents died in 2014 when she was barely 15. She was enrolled in a private school in Ikota, where a teacher, Folorunsho Joseph, 34, allegedly drugged and deflowered her. Her sister’s husband, 37-year-old Mukaila Bello, allegedly took advantage of the incident and defiled her repeatedly until she became pregnant. Bello, an indigene of Kwara State, has four children and works with a charity organization on Victoria Island, Lagos State. After forcing...
He Always Beats Me Whenever I Refuse Him Sex – Wife Tells Court
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He Always Beats Me Whenever I Refuse Him Sex – Wife Tells Court

The middle-aged woman, Mrs. Shakirat Salau, has dragged her husband, Mr. Kehinde Salau, before an Ikorodu customary court citing threat to life, battery and other irreconcilable differences. The petitioner, Shakirat seeks to end the 10 years union with her husband because she was no longer interested in the marriage which has produced two children. “He loves beating me because of sex. “Whenever I say No to sex, he would beat the hell out of me” “He does not give me rest of mind and he beats me whenever he gets provoked. He often threatens to pour hot water on me. “I become frightened whenever we fight and he boils hot water on a stove ready to splash it on me.” Shakirat begged the court to separate them and grant her custody of the children. In his defence, Kehinde admitt...
Abductors Demand N50m Ransom For Kidnapped Pastor
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Abductors Demand N50m Ransom For Kidnapped Pastor

The abductors of the District Superintendent of Assemblies of God Church, Ikorodu, Lagos State, Rev Ekpenyong James, have demanded a ransom of N50 million. The gunmen abducted the pastor at Okurikang Junction, along Calabar-Itu Highway weekend. The cleric, an indigene of Isong Inyang village in Odukpani Local Government Area of Cross River State, was said to be constructing a school, hospital and palm plantation in his home town, when he was abducted. A source, who pleaded anonymity, said that the pastor was returning from an inspection visit to the projects sites, when he was trailed and abducted. The source said: “The abductors have made contact with the family and they are demanding N50 million ransom for his release. They think because the man is undertaking many projects, ...
Woman Slumps To Death After FSARS Arrests Son, 17
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Woman Slumps To Death After FSARS Arrests Son, 17

A woman has reportedly died of shock after her son’s arrest by some Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) operatives.   Mrs Asiata Adeyanju, 42, slumped and died close to her 9, Ajenifuja Street, Ilupeju, Lagos home on Wednesday night. She was said to be hypertensive.   The Nation gathered that the FSARS operatives from Ipakodo Division in Ikorodu, who have been allegedly picking people up in the area in the last two weeks, arrested Muiz, the deceased’s 17-year-old son, when he was about switching on the generator in front of their home.   The operatives, said to be in black vests with the inscription “FSARS”, allegedly slapped Muiz and hurled him into an unmarked van. A neighbour simply identified as Emmanuel, a teacher, was said to have been slapped b...
Sales Rep Docked Over Alleged Theft Of Sanitary Pads
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Sales Rep Docked Over Alleged Theft Of Sanitary Pads

A 39-year-old sales representative, Dele Ajibola, may spend 14 years behind bars if found guilty of stealing cartons of sanitary pads valued at N400,000. Ajibola, who allegedly stole 154 cartons of sanitary pads, appeared at an Ikorodu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Friday. The defendant, a resident of Ijede community in Ikorodu, is standing trial on a one-count charge of stealing. The prosecutor, Sgt Bosede Adegeshin said the accused sold the pads on Dec. 27, 2017, at a shop belonging to Icojon Enterprises where he was the sales representative. “He didn’t remit the money for the pads that were valued at N400,000,’’ the prosecutor said. Adegeshin said the company’s management uncovered the fraud when it audited the accounts. She said the offence contravened Section 287 of...
Troops Nab Gunrunner, Manufacturer In Abuja
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Troops Nab Gunrunner, Manufacturer In Abuja

Soldiers in Abuja have arrested a suspected gun-runner, identified as Mohammed Bello and an alleged illegal manufacturer, Dan Asabe Audu. The gun-runner was arrested at Akwanga, along the Abuja-Keffi Expressway in an Opel Vectra Saloon Car with the fabricated guns. He was said to be heading to Saminaka, in Kaduna State, to link up with his gang leader, Damina Saminaka. A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman said, “During preliminary interrogation, the suspect claimed to purchase the weapons for N30,000 from a blacksmith gun fabricator named Dan Asabe Audu, who resides at Angbo Village, in Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. “Determined to get to the root of the matter, the troops further went to the village where they found out that...
Governor Ambode Insists On Quality Education For Lagos Children
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Governor Ambode Insists On Quality Education For Lagos Children

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, yesterday reiterated his administration’s commitment to ensuring that every child of school age in the state had access to qualitative education. Ambode, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Idiat Adebule, made the pledge at the inauguration of 20 blocks of classrooms in Ikorodu. The classrooms are at the Anglican Primary School, Isawo, Ikorodu-West Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and at the Girls Junior Model College, Agunfoye, Igbogbo LCDA, Ikorodu. The governor said investing on education would help to significantly improve people’s lives as it benefits people, society, and the world as a whole. “Education enables people to read, learn, reason, communicate and make informed choices about their lives. Once educated, children ca...
Suspected Badoo Chief Abayomi Alaka Petitions Presidency, IGP, National Assembly, Others
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Suspected Badoo Chief Abayomi Alaka Petitions Presidency, IGP, National Assembly, Others

A counsel to alleged Badoo kingpin, Abayomi Alaka, on Friday said that the wanted suspect had submitted petitions against the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Mr. Edgal Imohimi. According to the lawyer, Babatunde Ojehomon, the petition was addressed to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the National Assembly and others. Ojehomon said at his chambers in Ibadan, Oyo State, that the sealing of his client’s property by the Lagos State Government and police’s declaration of Alaka as a wanted individual were actions that trampled on his (Alaka’s) rights. According to him, Alaka had already instituted a case against the IG and Imohimi at the Federal High Court, Lagos State Division, adding that the Lagos CP was after Alaka because he...
SARS Smashes A Syndicate Of Serial Badoo Ritual Killers At Ibeshe Ikorodu
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SARS Smashes A Syndicate Of Serial Badoo Ritual Killers At Ibeshe Ikorodu

The Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (F-SARS) in the Lagos State Police Command is committed to ending violent crimes and all forms of criminality against innocent Nigerians in Lagos State especially the menace of the activities of mischievous cult group ‘Badoo’. The Squad, on 3rd January, 2018, working on actionable intelligence and credible information from members of the public has smashed a syndicate of serial Badoo Ritual Killers at Igbo Agbowa Ibeshe Ikorodu, Lagos State and arrested Four (4) badoo members, discovered and destroyed shrine. It also rescued some victims. Investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects at large.
Family Laments Disappearance Of 65-Year-Old Man For 2 Years
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Family Laments Disappearance Of 65-Year-Old Man For 2 Years

The Akuta family from Uratta in Imo State has lamented the disappearance of their 65 year old father, Akuta Theophilus, for over 2 years. The Imo state born, who was said to be ill went missing on the 2nd of March, 2016 after taking a walk around No 5 Jakande Federal Housing estate, Sabo Ikorodu, Lagos. Speaking on behalf of the family, The son , Akuta Ndubuisi, said after days of long search, the case was reported at the Ikorodu Police Station, Lagos State but he is yet to be found. The family , however, request anyone with useful information about his whereabouts to contact them in the following address… Home Address : No 5 Jakande Federal Housing Estate Sabo, Ikorodu , Lagos State.
Lagos Seals Off Suspected Badoo Kingpin’s Filling Station, Hotel, Event Centre
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Lagos Seals Off Suspected Badoo Kingpin’s Filling Station, Hotel, Event Centre

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday sealed off a Petrol Filling Station, an Hotel and Event Centre belonging to a suspected Badoo cult kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal. The structures, situated along Ijebu-Ode-Itoikin Road in Sabo area of Ikorodu were sealed for violating the State’s Urban and Regional Planning Law of 2010. The Police, had on December 22, 2017, declared Alaka wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group in Ikorodu and Epe area of the State. Alaka is believed to be the ring leader of the Badoo menace. The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, said the order sealing off the structures was in pursuant to Section 60 of the said Law....
Lagos Seals off Baddo Kingpin, Alaka’s Filling Station, Hotel
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Lagos Seals off Baddo Kingpin, Alaka’s Filling Station, Hotel

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday sealed off a Petrol Filling Station, a Hotel and Event Centre belonging to a suspected Badoo cult kingpin, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal. The structures, situated along Ijebu-Ode-Itoikin Road in Sabo area of Ikorodu were sealed for violating the State’s Urban and Regional Planning Law of 2010. The Police had on December 22, 2017, declared Alaka wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group in Ikorodu and Epe area of the State. Alaka is believed to be the ring leader of the Badoo menace. The State Government, in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr Steve Ayorinde, said the order sealing off the structures was in pursuant to Section 60 of the said Law...
2017: How Badoo Killings Sent Shock Waves Across Lagos
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2017: How Badoo Killings Sent Shock Waves Across Lagos

Of all the criminal activities that dominated news headlines in Lagos State in 2017, the serial ritual killings in Ikorodu area, also known as “Badoo Killings”, was perhaps the most talked about among Lagosians last year. What generated further fear among residents was the peculiar modus operandi of Badoo and its seemingly intractable and invisible nature. As the killings went on for months, the affected communities and state security apparatus appeared clueless until it was nip in the bud toward the end of the year. It all started after a suspect, described by some residents of Ikorodu area as a “serial rapist and ritual killer”, was arrested at Ibeshe. His name was given simply as “Badoo”. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that after every attack, the perpetrators would ...
Badoo Kills Couple, Infant In Ibeshe, Ikorodu
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Badoo Kills Couple, Infant In Ibeshe, Ikorodu

The report reaching our newsroom disclose how assailants suspected to be members of the Badoo cult group have killed a couple and an infant in Ibeshe in Ikorodu area of Lagos today. Please keep visiting our homepage for more details soon…
Court Remands Mother For Pouring Hot Water That Led To Son Death
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Court Remands Mother For Pouring Hot Water That Led To Son Death

An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ court on Friday remanded  Mary Eze, in Ikoyi prison for allegedly pouring hot water on her seven-year-old son for misplacing N200 which led to his death. The accused, 40, a petty trader appeared before Chief Magistrate, Mrs Oluyemisi Adelaja, on a charge for murder, but her plea was not taken by the court. The Investigating Police Officer, (IPO) Insp. Chris Akpanomo, had told the court that the accused committed the offence on Dec. 8,  at No. 670, Ikorodu Road, Owode Elede in Ikorodu. He alleged that the accused had sent the deceased with the last N200 she had, to buy food for her, but he returned to tell her that he had misplaced the money. According to Akpanomo, out of annoyance she poured hot water on him, locked him in the house and went abo...
Badoo: Police Reveals Financier Of Cult Group, Declares Him Wanted
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Badoo: Police Reveals Financier Of Cult Group, Declares Him Wanted

Lagos State Police Command has declared a popular independent oil marketer and prime suspect of the Badoo cult killings in Ikorodu and Epe axis of the state, Alhaji Alaka Abayomi Kamal, wanted. The 51-year-old suspect, who is the owner of Alaka Petroleum, is wanted in connection with series of well-orchestrated killings and nefarious activities of the Badoo cult group. The notorious activities of the dreaded cult group had sent many to their early graves with cruel killings through the smashing of mortar and pestle on victims’ heads. In a Special Police Gazette Bulletin issued under the authority of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, with reference number CR 07/2017, Alaka who had earlier been arrested and released on bail by the police, was said to have frustrated at...
Long Queues Resurface In Lagos, Petrol Hawkers Back
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Long Queues Resurface In Lagos, Petrol Hawkers Back

Lagos residents on Monday saw the return of long queues at petrol filling stations, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent, who monitored the situation, reports that many petrol stations did not have petrol, while the few ones that had sold above the official pump price of N145 per litre. Petrol hawkers were sighted along some routes selling 10 litres of petrol at N3,000 against the official pump price of N1,450 per litre. The scarcity is allegedly due to the pronouncement of Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association (PENGASSAN) to embark on an industrial action. The announcement led to abrupt shut of flow stations across parts of the country which caused panic buying. Some motorists, who spoke to NAN, said that they had spent hours on queues....
Lagos Partners Estate Developer On 20,000 Housing Units
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Lagos Partners Estate Developer On 20,000 Housing Units

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a real estate developer, Echostone Limited, to build 20,000 housing units in the state within four years. Speaking while signing the partnership agreement, Mr Gbolahan Lawal, the state Commissioner for Housing, said Lagos State would provide the land as its equity contribution, while Echostone would finance the project. “This partnership is in line with the state governments Lagos Affordable Public Housing (LAPH) initiative, and it is aimed at constructing 20,000 housing units over a period of four years, towards reducing the housing deficit. “To this end, the state has identified land in various locations across the state; the land is the state government’s equity while the private investor will co...