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Police Look On As Robbery Attacks Increase At Fagba Railway Line



Fagba Railway Line

Residents of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government and Ojokoro Local Council Development Area (LCDA) and those plying the Fagba Railway Line in the Iju area are being robbed daily by miscreants from Abattoir while police officers from Oko-Oba Police Station look on.

On September 24, 2022, IfakoIjaiyeNews did a story on the return of Abattoir shanties two years after the demolition order by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and how miscreants from the place rob people at will.

In our previous story, a police officer from Oko Oba Police Station, who craved anonymity, had told our reporter that Abattoir is the den of the “hardest criminals” in Lagos State.

He had said, “In our line of job, there is nothing we can do without an order from the top. Daily, we stay at the railway line till night and what we see and hear, I can boldly say that place is the house of the hardest criminals in Lagos State. But my brother, when government is ready, we will flush them out.”

Months down the line, the situation hasn’t changed as people continue to lose valuables to the thieves who come out at night (around 8:30pm) and rob people. The situation is even made worse as the yuletide season is around the corner.

How They Trap Their Victims At Fagba Railway Line

On Saturday, a young lady was robbed at knifepoint at Fagba Railway Line around 8:45pm. She was surrounded by 4 miscreants while one brought out a dagger and threatened to stab her if she doesn’t ‘co-operate.” This incident took place where Okada riders were stationed.

According to her, “I was about to take a bike when I just looked up and saw four people casually surrounding me. One of them brought out a dagger and another person just removed my bag from my shoulder.

‘Everything happened fast and I was just too shocked to raise the alarm. They just crossed to the other side and walked casually away”, she said pointing along Jonathan Coker road leading to Abattoir.

IfakoIjaiyeNews spoke to a member of the Tricycle Owners Association Of Nigeria (TOAN) at the park beside the Railway Line.

SOJ, short form of Soji, said robberies around the area are a daily occurrence and most times,  policemen look the other way when such happens and alarms are raised.

He said. “Those boys come from Abattoir to rob people around here. They do this many times even when police and neighbourhood (LNSC) people are standing there. Sometimes, they rob successfully because the victims don’t talk on time.

“There was a particular one when the lady raised an alarm and they ran. We couldn’t chase them into Abattoir because that is their base. We all got angry when the police officers from Oko-Oba didn’t even attempt to chase them.

‘Most of the people they rob are ladies.”

We Don’t Joke With Security Of Lives And Property – Ojokoro LCDA

IfakoIjaiyeNews reached out to Mr Yekini Razaq, the Chief Press Secretary to Ojokoro LCDA Chairman, Hon. Hammed Tijani about the development.

Responding swiftly, he explained that the Council has always prioritized the issue of security by holding meetings with heads of security agencies within the LCDA as well as funding them for better operations.

He said, “We don’t joke with the issue of security at all. We hold periodic meetings with all security establishments in the LCDA and the Council funds them monthly to enable their movement.

“We equipped all security outfits in Ojokoro LCDA with vehicles, fund them monthly and also prioritize security.”

Efforts Being Made To Tackle Insecurity Issues In Our Communities – LNSC, Ojokoro

The CO, Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) Ojokoro LCDA, CS Arowolo Yekinni, when contacted by IfakoIjaiyeNews said several efforts are being made to tackle insecurities within the Council.

He said, “It’s such a great delight to know that you’re keeping up with happenings and events in the area.

“I am aware of happenings and several efforts have been committed to tackling general issues of insecurities in our communities most especially in the area you have mentioned.

“However, security issues are better handled professionally, in light of this, I would love to have you in my office for us to fully discuss this issue exhaustively. Looking forward to having you soon.”

However, the DPO, Oko Oba Police Station, CSP Chinedu Chimereze declined to comment when contacted.

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Hon Adewale Temitope Adedeji Wins Polling Unit For Asiwaju, Other APC Candidates



The honorable Member representing Ifako Ijaiye constituency 01 at the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adewale Temitope on Saturday, delivered his polling for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Hon Adewale, who voted at unit 005 Ward 06 (Jagunmolu), won with a wide margin as the candidates of the APC for other positions emerged victorious as well.

Hon Adewale, who is also the Chairman, Lagos State House of Assembly Committee on Transportation, had campaigned vigorously for Asiwaju, visiting different wards in his constituency and engaging directly with voters.

Speaking after the announcement of results at his polling unit, Hon Adewale urged the people to eschew violence. He reassured them that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be declared winner by INEC and Nigeria will return to the path of greatness.

Below are the results of his polling unit: Ward 06, PU: 005


APC – 90

PDP – 12

LP – 31


APC – 108

PDP – 22


House of Reps

APC – 100

PDP – 13

LP – 15

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2023: Gov. Sanwo-Olu, Adebule Commend Political Strength And Unity In Ifako-Ijaiye (PHOTO)



2023: Gov. Sanwo-Olu, Adebule Commend Political Strength And Unity In Ifako-Ijaiye (PHOTO)

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Senatorial candidate for Lagos-West Senatorial District, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule have commended residents and political stalwarts of Ifako-Ijaiye and Ojokoro for their show of love, unity, and peace in the state.

Speaking during a Town Hall Meeting organized by the Coalition of Progressive Minds for Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at African Church Primary School Field, Ifako-Ijaiye, Sanwo-Olu who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde said, Ifako-Ijaiye has been pushing stronger for massive votes for Political stalwarts in Ifako-Ijaiye LGA and Ojokoro LCDA.

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu commended the unity of political stalwarts in Ifako-Ijaiye and Ojokoro in what he described as a “huge political strength” and an assured victory for the All Progressives’Congress (APC) in the forthcoming General Elections.

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Further speaking, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule stated that she had been a close ally of Ifako-Ijaiye and will surely facilitate more developmental projects to the Local Government and across Lagos-West Senatorial District.

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Ifako-Ijaiye News reports that the Executive Chairman of Ojokoro LCDA, Hon. Hameed Idowu Tijani (HID) who spoke on behalf of the two Council Chairmen (Ifako-Ijaiye LGA and Ojokoro LCDA) charged the party supporters and residents alike to step up strategies towards canvassing and voting for all candidates of the APC in the forthcoming General Elections.

Speakers at the event charged residents to take the “Renewed Hope” and “Greater Lagos Rising” Mantra to every doorstep.

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Other present at the town hall meeting include; Hon. Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo (BAO), APC House of Representatives Candidate; Hon. Adedeji TemiTope Adewale (ATA), APC Candidate for Lagos House of Assembly, Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 01; Hon. Emmanuel Olotu (Oxygen), APC Candidate for Lagos House of Assembly, Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 02 and Hon. Dayo Saka Fafunmi (Deputy DG, Adebule Campaign, Lagos-West).

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2023: Temitope Akinyemi Canvasses Support For Hon Adewale, BAO With Political Empowerment Program



Temitope Akinyemi, the convener of Temitope Akinyemi Movement (TAM), will on Thursday,  February 2, 2023, empower residents of Ifako-Ijaiye LG as part of his support for Hon Adewale Temitope Adedeji (ATA) and Hon Benjamin Adeyemi Olabinjo (BAO) ahead of the 2023 polls.

The event will hold at the Unity Centre (Ajumose) by 11am.

The programme is a strictly a political one and attendance will be by display of the Permanent Voters Card (PVC).

According to Temitope Akinyemi, the event is part of drumming support for the two APC candidates from Ifako-Ijaiye as well as campaign for APC’s Presidential Candidate,  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and H.E (Dr) Idiat Adebule.

Hon Adewale Temitope Adedeji is a member,  Lagos State House of Assembly,  representing Ifako-Ijaiye Constituency 01 while Hon Olabinjo is contesting to representing Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives.

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