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Lagos Records 4 Murder Cases In 7 Days – Police




The Lagos State Police Command said that four murder cases were reported and recorded in the state in the last seven days.

The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Lagos, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident to journalists on Saturday.

Hundeyin said that four persons were arrested in connection with the cases.

He said one of the cases happened at the Elemoro area on Oct. 8, involving 28-year-old Patrick Kelvin, a member of the legion, who allegedly stabbed an unknown man to death.

Hundeyin said that the suspect was a security guard at a filling station located at Gulf bus stop, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.

He said that the incident happened during an altercation between the suspect and the deceased over the alleged damaged station’s fuel iron guard by the deceased.

Hundeyin said that detectives from the Elemoro division visited the scene and photographed the incident.

He said the corpse of the victim had been evacuated to Epe General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.

He said that the suspect had been detained while investigation is ongoing.

The PPRO said another murder case was recorded on Oct.10 at the Ajah area involving 35-year-old Isaac Akpan, who allegedly stabbed his neighbour, one Godwin Otto, to death during a fight.

Hundeyin said a group of people brought the suspect to the Ajah Police division to make the report.

He said the scene was visited by detectives from Ajah who removed the corpse to the Infectious Disease Hospital (IDH) Mortuary at Yaba for autopsy, while investigation is ongoing.

The spokesman, however, commended the people that brought the suspect to the police without taking law into their hands.

Hundeyin said on Oct. 9, the Isokoko Police division got a report at about 5.30 p.m. from a woman, who claimed that her five-year-old son was missing since Oct. 8.

He said that while the woman was making her complaint, an angry mob pursued one Elikana Lawrence to the station with intent to lynch him.

The PPRO said that the suspect was alleged to have killed a minor in his room at Isokoko area.

“The suspect was rescued by the men on duty and detained based on the report.

A team of detectives visited and photographed the scene.

“The corpse of the missing boy was found in a canal with the throat lacerated. The suspect confessed to the act.

“The corpse has been evacuated and deposited at IDH Moutuary Yaba for autopsy,” he said.

The spokesman said that the last murder case was received by the Divisional Police Officer at Ikoyi on Tuesday at about 11.00 a.m.

He said that someone brought a 25-year-old Desmond Gyudu, a security guard with a private security company attached to a house in Ikoyi.

Hundeyin said that the report revealed that on Oct. 10, at about 11.30 p.m., the said suspect allegedly punched one Hakeem Nuhu, a 26-year-old motor boy of a water truck on his face during an altercation.

He said that as a result, the victim became unconscious and was rushed to the police hospital, Falomo, where he later died on Oct. 11 at about 7.30 a.m.

“Based on the report, a team of detectives visited the scene. Corpse was also inspected and photographed at the hospital.

“The corpse was evacuated and deposited at the Federal Medical Centre morgue Ebute-Metta for autopsy.

“Meanwhile, the suspect has been taken into custody and an investigation is in progress,” he said.

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Sanwo-Olu Approves 20 Percent Increase In Salaries For Civil Servants




Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has approved a 20 per cent increase in salaries for civil servants in the state.

In a circular seen by IfakoIjaiyeNews, signed by  Hakeem Muri Okunola, Head of Service and dated March 20, the increase took effect from January 1, 2023.

In the circular, the state government said the arrears from January till date will be paid along with the March salary.


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Lagos Auto Dealer Arraigned For Killing Wife




A popular Lagos auto dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, alias (IVD) was on Monday arraigned before an Ikeja High Court for the alleged involuntary manslaughter of his wife,  Abimbola.

Lagos State Government arraigned IVD on one count of involuntary manslaughter.

He, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.

The State Counsel, Mrs Adeshola Bello had informed the court that the defendant was for arraignment, adding that there was a mixed up in the date the alleged offence was committed.

The offence, she said, contravened Section 222 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

“We have on record Oct.10, 2022, but the actual date of the incident was Oct.12

“We pray for the indulgence of the court to make amendment on the date,” she said.

The defence counsel, Mr Victor Ogunde, SAN, sought bail for the defendant, following his arraignment.

Ogunde added that the suit against the defendant was with a different number.

Justice Modupe Nicole-Clay questioned the defence for bringing a bail application despite the defendant being on bail since March 1.

Nicole-Clay thereafter adjourned until March 30 for the commencement of trial.

Abimbola was said to have died as a result of the fire incident that occurred in the couple’s home on  Oct.12, 2022.

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Truck Crushes Okada Rider, Passenger To Death



A commercial motorcyclist and his passenger, on Wednesday, lost their lives after colliding with a truck at Bible College area on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander in Ogun, Mr Ahmed Umar, confirmed the accident on Wednesday in Ota, Ogun.

Umar said that the accident, which happened at about 9.10 a.m., involved four people, a vehicle and a Bajaj motorcycle.

He said that the motorcycle, with no registration number, drove against traffic and collided with a Daf truck, marked: KTG 941 YG, leading to the death of the Okada rider and the passenger, while two others were unhurt.

“The corpses of the dead had been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ifo,” he said.

The sector commander blamed the accident on excessive speeding and route violation.

He advised motorists and okada riders to desist from excessive speeding to avoid unnecessary loss of life.

Umar also cautioned them to refrain from driving against traffic to prevent mishaps on the highway.

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