Court Docks 39-yr-old man for allegedly stealing N19.2m – worth MTN property

LAGOS – 39 year-old man, Imoleayo Benson, on Friday appeared before an Ikorodu Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly stealing 24 MTN backup batteries worth N19.2 million. Benson, whose address was not provided, is facing a two-count charge bordering on conspiracy and felony to wit stealing. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The prosecutor, Sgt. John Iberedem, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on July 13, at 12a.m., at Devs Cartola Ltd MTN mask, inside Benson Estate, Ikorodu. Iberedem said that the defendant stole 24 backup batteries belonging to MTN Nigeria Communications PLC valued at N29.2 million. He said that the offences [Read]

Three-Storey Building Collapses In Anambra, As Sanwo-Olu Govt Admits Many Distressed Buildings Are In Lagos

A three-storey building has collapsed at No. 22, Nkisi Aroli Street, Onitsha in Anambra State following a downpour just as the Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration admits that there are a lot of “distressed buildings” in Lagos State. Similarly, Onitsha custodial centre’s fence was also brought down due to the heavy rain. The police spokesperson in the state, Haruna Mohammed, confirmed the incidents, saying: “The building collapsed today (Wednesday) due to downpour. No casualty recorded and value of property damaged is yet to be ascertained.” Meanwhile, the General Manager, Lagos State Building Control Agency (LASBCA), Mrs. Abiola Kosegbe, has said a lot of buildings in the state were distressed. She spoke at [Read]

Thief Dies Inside Lagos Church After Getting Stuck In Burglary Proof During Operation [SEE VIDEOS]

LAGOS – A church burglar has died after getting stuck in a church’s burglar-proof during an overnight operation in Abule Egba, Lagos. The suspect, had Wednesday last week successfully burgled an RCCG in the area. However, luck ran out on him on Sunday night, when he tried burgling another church at No 1, Arepo Street, Awori. He was apparently trying to squeeze himself through the burglar-proof, when he snapped his neck. He was later discovered, yesterday evening, when the pastor came for a program. His phone, with its torchlight on, was also discovered beside him. See video below as obtained by NEWS FLAKES NG; [Read]

Civil Defence nabs man for allegedly defiling daughter for three years

LAGOS – The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos Command, has arrested a 46-year-old man, Mr. Chinedu Ifeleka, for sexually abusing his 14-year-old daughter for more than three years. According to the statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the corps, Mrs. Kehinde Bada-Okoli, yesterday, the suspect was arrested on September 6 at Mapowu Street, Ojo area of Lagos. The corps said the suspect, Chinedu started abusing his daughter in 2016 when she was 11 years old. “The incident happened to the daughter twice while she was 11 years old. The daughter said she reported to her mother but no action was taken.” The teenager, according to [Read]

Xenophobia: Over 5,000 jobs lost to protest in Lagos —Sanwo-Olu

LAGOS – Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has said that over 5,000 persons have lost their jobs to the protest against xenophobic attacks on Nigerians living in South Africa. It may be recalled that Nigerians had staged anti-xenophobia protests across the nation, during which business outfits perceived to belong to South Africa were attacked. A Press release signed by Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, stated that Sanwo-Olu spoke on Saturday when he visited some of the shopping malls that were attacked in Ajah and Surulere. [READ ALSO] Xenophobia: Buhari, Ramaphosa Set For Peace Talks As Nigerians Remain Optimistic “These are jobs where Nigerians are the ones that have been affected. [Read]

How family of seven died of alleged food poisoning in Lagos [SEE PHOTOS]

LAGOS – A family of seven including husband, pregnant wife and five children have died after allegedly consuming food suspected to be laced with poison. Our correspondent learnt that the neighbours of the family were concerned when no member of the family came out to perform their early morning chores in the house. An eyewitness, who simply identified himself as Kamoru, said the crowd mourning the bereaved family prevented drivers and transport workers from passing the axis, adding that some of the victims were rushed to hospital where they died. Kamoru said, “We were driving through that axis when we saw a lot of crowd on the road. The crowd [Read]

Tension in Lagos NURTW as members stage protest to reject MC Oluomo as Chairman

LAGOS – The Lagos State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has been hit by crisis as members staged a protest to demonstrate their rejection of the choice of popular Oshodi union member, Musiliu Akinsanya, popuularly known as MC Oluomo as the caretaker chairman. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that there was palpable tension in many units of the NURTW unit in Lagos as hundreds of members of the union marched out in protesting a the Lagos State secretariat in Alausa, Lagos State. The protest came as a result of the decision of the national headquaters of the union to dissolve the state council, and appointing popular [Read]

TRAGEDY: Tinubu Dies At 75

Alhaji Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu, the former Head of Service, Lagos State ( Between 1999 and 2004) is dead. He died in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4, 2019, at his residence in FCT, Abuja. He was aged 75. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that he will be buried on Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Okesuna Cemetery, after a Janazah prayer at the Alausa Central Mosque, Alausa, Ikeja. Alhaji Tinubu was born on Friday, July 7, 1944. He was a graduate of Political Science from Howard University and Catholic University, Washington DC, USA where he bagged his B.Sc and M.Sc respectively. He was briefly a lecturer at the University of Ife, [Read]

Five die, several injured as cultists clash during Oro festival in Lagos

LAGOS – The annual Oro cultural festival held in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State at the weekend turned bloody as suspected members of rival cult gangs engaged themselves in a shootout.  Five members of the secret cult groups died in the festival while several others sustained bullet and machete wounds after members of the gang engaged themselves with guns, cutlasses, and bottles. Eyewitnesses alleged that members of Aiye took advantage of the festival to attack members of a rival gang, Eiye. The eyewitnesses said the first attack took place around the Imota area of Ikorodu, while Eiye members went on a reprisal at Owutu area of Ikorodu. The witnesses [Read]

TRAGEDY! 37-Year-Old Man Commits Suicide With Sniper In Ikorodu

LAGOS – A 37-year-old man, Seyi Onayemi, committed suicide in Ikorodu estate in Lagos state on Friday August 30th. A statement from the spokesperson of the Lagos state police command, Bala Elkana, says on August 30th, men of the Shagamu Road Police Station, Ikorodu received a distress call that the deceased allegedly drank a poisonous substance suspected to be Snipper insecticide and died in his room at 7th Avenue, Rofo Estate, Odogunyan, Shagamu road, Ikorodu. Bala says the scene was visited by homicide detectives and the corpse was evacuated to mortuary for autopsy. The empty bottle of the poisonous substance and a suicide note were recovered from the scene. [Read]

Police arrest 19-year old armed robber during church service, gun recovered

The Lagos state police command has arrested and paraded Wasiu Kamarudeen, an arm robbery kingpin who led a team of robbers to attack members of the St. Patrick Catholic Renewal Church, Jakande Opened Field during their church retreat yesterday Saturday, August 31st. The police said its men attached to Ilemba Hausa Police Station received a distress call from the church members that one motorcycle was sighted conveying three passengers into the camp ground in a suspicious manner. The police say the passengers mingled amongst the worshipers with the intent to dispossess worshippers of their valuables such as handsets, cash etc. Acting on the information, the police deployed patrol teams to [Read]

EFCC Arrest 12 Suspected Internet Fraudsters in Lagos Yahoo Yahoo School

LAGOS – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested 12 suspected Internet fraudsters in Lagos. The suspects-Oluwaseun Ogunbunmi, Haruna Yusuf , Olubori Hassan, Wasiu Idowu, Basit Adeniran, Aina Olajuwon, Okafor Joseph, David Ado, Olamide Ogunseye, Opeyemi Ahmed , Monsuru Amao, Taiwo Rasak- were arrested on Thursday, August 29, 2019 in a rented three-bedroom apartment in the Ikotun area of Lagos, where they used as a Yahoo Yahoo school. The arrest followed intelligence reports received from concerned members of the public about their alleged criminal activities. During the raid, some of the suspects attempted to flee by hiding on the roof of their apartment. Items recovered from the suspects [Read]

Lagos Is The World’s Most Dangerous City – New Report

Lagos occupied the 56th spot on the digital security ranking and placed 58th on the infrastructure security ranking. A newly released report by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has ranked Lagos as the world’s most dangerous city. The report, named Safe Cities Index, ranked 60 cities across the world based on digital security, health, infrastructure and personal security. Tokyo, Japan’s capital city, was ranked the world’s safest city. Singapore, Osaka, Amsterdam and Sydney occupy the second to fifth spots on the ranking. “Urban management will play a fundamental role in defining the quality of life of most human beings in the coming years. A key element of this will be [Read]

Truck crushes OPay motorcycle operator to death

LAGOS – Barely 72 hours after a truck belonging to a cement company rammed into a BRT bus killing three and injuring many others in Lagos, another truck conveying cows yesterday crushed an operator of motorbike ride-hailing service, ORide (OPay), to death at Iyana-Itire bus-stop on the Oshodi-Apapa expressway. The ORide operator simply identified as Sikiru was hit from behind and dragged off from his bike by the truck for a few meters on the one-lane service road inward Cele express. The main expressway had been cordoned off from Toyota bus-stop by HiTech Construction, which is rehabilitating the highway. The Guardian gathered that immediately after the accident occurred, the truck [Read]

Cultists Kill UNIBEN Final Year Student, Leave Him in Pool Of Blood [SEE PHOTOS]

A final year of the University of Benin affiliated to the Federal College of Education Technical, Akoka, Lagos State was brutally murdered on Wednesday Afternoon by suspected cultists.  The victim identified as Samuel Oladele Ajayi, an undergraduate business education student of the university of Benin affiliated to Federal college of education Technical Akoka. NEWS FLAKES NG gathered that Samuel was said to have been shot in the neck by the cultists around 5pm Wednesday on the college Aluta market and he was confirmed dead immediately after he was shot. A source in the college told our correspondent that gunshot had earlier been fired by unknown men in the college premises [Read]