Suspected Badoo Kingpin Petitions Osinbajo, IGP, NASS Over Alleged Violation Of Rights

A lawyer to suspected Badoo kingpin, Abayomi Alaka, who was recently nabbed by the Lagos State Police Command, Babatunde Ojehomon, has petitioned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the National Assembly over alleged violation of his client’s rights.

Ojehomon, in the petition, stated 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.

The petition partly reads: “We affirm that originating processes in the matter have been served on the respondents since August 2017 and this case had come up for hearing once before a vacation judge and twice before Justice Hassan of the Federal High Court, Lagos Division.

“The respondents were not only absent on those occasions but have failed, neglected or refused to file any processes in response to our client’s case against them.

“It is shocking how the respondents have again come to the public declaring our client, who is an applicant before a superior court of record, wanted over the allegation of Badoo cult killings.

“Even though we are putting our papers together to seek a legal remedy against the unlawful sealing of our client’s property, we have resolved to exhaust all available administrative remedies in the light of the recent events that have concretised our suspicion that Imohimi has a personal axe to grind with our client.”

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Police Arrests Badoo’s Kingpin , Destroys Shrine

Suspected high priest of deadly ritualists sect called Badoo, Fatai Adebayo, has been arrested from his shrine at 38, Ayegbami Quarters, Odogbolu Local Government area of Ogun state.

The 34-year-old man was captured following a manhunt launched by the Lagos Police Command.

Some arrested Badoo members who revealed to the Lagos Police Command disclosed that the shrine was their spiritual base for oaths taking and diabolic backing before the commencement of each of their gruesome operations.

Leading a team of security operatives such as the Federal Special Anti-Robery Squad, Rapid Response Squad, Lagos Vigilante and the Lagos Task Force, the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Omoimi said the discovery was part of the success made in nipping criminal groups in the bud.

He the spearhead of the ritualist sect was also arrested over the weekend during a duel to stop his escape.

He said: “Over the weekend, we had far reaching achievements in the fight against these killers in Ikorodu, otherwise called Badoo. Their kingpin has been arrested as he tried to make escape on water. One of the suspects confessed that before they go for any killing, the head of the group brings them to this man to carry out oaths and the piece of stone they use for their killings. He is an accomplish before the facts and we are definitely placing him on arrest.”

The Commissioner went on to demolish the shrine after intimating the immediate High Chief of Imosan village, Chief Tajudeen Muyili who said: “For me, I don’t support nonsense. So, I give you the permission to carry on.”

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Ipaja, Abesan Communities Petition IGP Over Alleged Harassment

Residents of Ipaja, Abesan Estate and Baruwa communities in Lagos State, have petitioned the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, and the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, over alleged harassment and extortion by operatives of the Ipaja Division of the force.

In a letter signed by Gbenga Adeboye and made available to The Guardian, the petitioners alleged that the officers have turned the station into a bank, where innocent citizens are being exploited.

“A case in question was the illegal arrest of artisans in retail market in their shops while doing their lawful duties. It took the intervention of the Iyaloja, who gathered around N20,000 before the artisans could regain their freedom.”

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Gunmen Kill Mother, Two Children In Lagos Church

Unknown gunmen suspected to be assassins, on Tuesday, stormed a Celestial Church Christ (CCC), killing a mother and her two children at Temu village in Ikosi Ejirin Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.

The gunmen reportedly scaled through the fence of the church, gained access into the premises and killed the victims.

The woman has been identified as Iyabo, while the two children were David (four) and Rachel (eight).

According to residents, the victims moved into the community a few months ago, and had been living inside the church. One of the residents, Mr. Adeshina Idowu, said: “The death of the family took everyone by surprise. The family moved into the community six months ago.

We were surprised when somebody came to call me that Mama David was dead. When I got to the scene, the assailants had killed the woman and her two children who were with her in the church. “I don’t know how the assailants got into the community. We have security  guards patrolling the community. How they entered into the victims’ compound without the guards seeing them is a mystery.”

Reacting to the incident, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Edgal Imohimi said that it was a case of murder.

He said that two persons, a woman, who owns the building where the victims were killed and a commercial motorcycle rider, had been arrested in connection with the incident.

He disclosed that although a mother and two daughters were attacked, one of the daughters survived. He explained that the girl, who appeared to be in shock, was rushed to hospital and later discharged. He noted that investigation had commenced into the killings. Imohimi said: “ We have visited the scene and can tell you authoritatively that it’s a clear case of murder.

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Lagos Police Command Declares Burna Boy Wanted For Robbery

The Lagos State Police Command has declared Burna Boy wanted following a  robbery attack on one Mr 2kay, at Eko Hotel, in Lagos State.

The State’s Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, at a press briefing in Lagos, revealed that four armed robbers carried out the attack and detectives were able to arrest one of their girlfriends who is identified as ‘Matejero’ which led to the capture of the others.

During interrogation, the robbers confessed that they were hired by Burna Boy through his manager, Joel Kantiock who was arrested in Zaria, Kaduna State’.

The CP went on to say that ‘they confessed to receiving a part payment of N50,000 before the job and another 50,000 was paid to the robbers directly by Burna Boy when the job was done.

At the moment, efforts to apprehend Burna Boy is proving futile but we count on him to make himself available for questioning immediately’.

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Lagos CP Questions Davido, Others Over Tagbo’s Death

The Acting  Commissioner of Police for Lagos State, Edgar Imohimi has said on Thursday that the command has commenced investigation to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Tagbo, a friend of popular hip hop musician, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido.

Imohimi, in a chat with The Punch correspondent mentioned that no foul play was suspected so far, and urged parties involved to embrace peace while investigations continued.

Unconfirmed report has it that Tagbo was with Davido and some other friends at a bar in Lekki area of Lagos State a night before his death.

Imohimi in his words said: “The Lion Building Police Division is investigating a case of sudden and unnatural death. The person concerned, who was Davido’s friend, was brought in dead to a general hospital on Lagos Island and the doctor notified the police.

“The autopsy report will be out tomorrow (Friday) or Monday and that would determine the cause of death. The deceased’s girlfriend insinuated that Davido had a hand in the friend’s death because they (Tagbo and Davido) were seen together in a bar somewhere in Lekki, having a nice time.

“I called all the parties concerned because there is always the need for the police to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order. The police are already investigating the circumstances surrounding the death and we are ensuring that all possible angles are touched. We will issue a statement after investigations. Meanwhile, there is no need for speculations.”

Davido, who also responded to the allegation via his snapchat account wrote: “People are just wicked and this is what I get for treating everyone like a brother. I was deeply saddened to hear the sudden death of my friend, Tagbo. First and foremost, my sincere condolences and prayers are with the family at this time. I’ve been in the same position before, multiple times and of recent.

“But it is disappointing that false information and complete lies have been put out there, using my name as usual. Out of total respect for Tagbo and his family, I will not discuss this matter further for now. Rest in peace, Tagbo.”

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Lagos CP To Probe Anti-Kidnapping Boss Over Alleged Corrupt Practices

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Edgal Imohimi, has ordered a full-scale investigation into the alleged corrupt practices leveled against the Officer in-Charge (O/C) of the Anti-Kidnapping and Cultism Unit of the command, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Adejobi Akinade.

A statement by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the command, Olarinde Famous-Cole, yesterday disclosed that the new police boss had directed that the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Panti commence a discrete and in-depth investigation into the alleged corrupt practices.

Recall that a group, Network on Police Reform in Nigeria (NORPIN) had in a petition to the new Commissioner of Police, on September 1, 2017, accused CSP Adejobi of unlawful detention, demand of N70,000 bribe for bail and sexual molestation in a case of one Blessing Taiwo, accused of stealing $50,000 belonging to Mrs. Abiola Osagie.

The statement reads: “The attention of the Lagos State police command has been drawn to the media publication making the rounds on social media about an ongoing police investigation alleging the O/C Anti-Kidnapping and cultism unit of corrupt practice.

“The Commissioner of Police has requested that all parties involved are to come for an interview at the police command on September 5, 2017 at 9:00a.m. He has also directed that the DC Panti commence a discreet and in-depth investigation into the allegation of the police action.

“The CP is reassuring Lagosians that every officer found indicted by their actions or inaction in regards this matter will face the full weight of the police regulations.”

 

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