Crime & City Diary

  • IGP

    Court sends IGP to 3 months prison sentence for contempt

    Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba has been sentenced to three months in prison for disobeying a court order. Justice Mobolaji Olajuwon of the Federal High Court sentenced the IGP to prison on Tuesday. Justice Olajuwon issued the order following a suit filed by a former police officer, Patrick Okoli who claimed he was unlawfully and compulsorily retired from the…

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    Court jails Heritage Bank account officer over N21.8m fraud

    A Lagos State Chief Magistrates’ Court sitting in Yaba has sentenced an Account Officer with Heritage Bank Plc, Eniola Omosanyin, to seven years imprisonment over an alleged N21.8 million fraud. Chief Magistrate Yetunde Balogun convicted and jailed Omosanyin after she found him guilty of two out of the seven-count charges of conspiracy, fraud and stealing of cheques brought against him…

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    Greenville LNG notorious for breaching contracts risks another multimillion-dollar lawsuit

    Dissatisfied with the judgement, on January 27, 2021, IEC filed a petition to vacate the Award in New York state court but the court rejected IEC’s arguments. “In short, due to the strong deference owed to the decisions of arbitrators, the Court is compelled to reject IEC’s arguments and confirm the Award,” the court ruled. *Poor Ethics/Underhand Business Practices* It…

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    500 APC members attacked in Osun, campaign vehicles, billboards destroyed, party alerts IGP

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Osun State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Monday raised the alarm on the state of insecurity in the state, following massive attacks on its members by political thugs. The party alleged that over 500 of its members have been attacked in the last 24 hours and a number of properties had been destroyed…

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    Pandemonium in Osun as political thugs attempt takeover of motor parks

    …Adeleke warns against violence By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Pandemonium broke out in Osogbo, Osun State capital on Monday, less than 24 hours after the inauguration of Governor Ademola Adeleke as political thugs attempted to take over of motor parks. The crisis started on Sunday as two policemen were allegedly injured when some of the hoodlums attacked three motor parks in…

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    2023 general elections: IGP orders CPs to activate ICCES, fortify INEC facilities

    The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba on Sunday ordered all Commissioners of Police (CP) in charge of State Police Commands to promptly activate the Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) so as to engage all stakeholders in evolving strategies for mitigating threats to the 2023 general elections process within their various areas of responsibility. The Force Public Relations…

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    PDP thugs attack Amotekun Corps at Adeleke’s inauguration, injure 5 

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Five members of the Western Security Outfit (Amotekun Corps) were injured during the swearing-in ceremony of Osun State Governor Ademola Adeleke on Sunday. Men of the Amotekun corps had joined other security agencies at the open field of the Osogbo Township stadium, venue of the swearing in to maintain law and order.  The suspected thugs, after…

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    Court sacks Osun LG chairmen, councillors

    By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo Justice Nathaniel Emmanuel Ayoola of the Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, on Friday sacked all the chairmen and councillors elected into the local governments across the state. The court held that the election conducted by the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC), was in contravention of Section 29 & 32 of the Electoral…

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    LASTMA recovers pump-action rifle in impounded vehicle, driver flees

    A pump-action rifle has been discovered inside an unregistered Honda car impounded by personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) for driving against traffic. The general manager of LASTMA, Bolaji Oreagba, said in a statement by the agency’s spokesperson, Taofiqq Adebayo, that the car was impounded on Thursday. Mr Oreagba said the black Honda car was apprehended by…

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  • Killers

    Female manager, husband abduct, kill hotelier after collecting N15m

    Ogun State Police Command has arrested a female manager at a building materials store, Okereke Olufunmilayo and her husband, Larry Adebayo Adewumi in connection with the abduction and killing of Otunba Abayomi Ajayi Smith, the Director of Rolak Hotel, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. Olufunmilayo, according to the police, was an employee of the late Ajayi. Another accomplice, Adebowale Sanni is also…

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