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Lagos Residents Set Robber Ablaze For Stealing Plasma TV

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A suspected robber, One Mopol, was on Saturday, set ablaze by irate mob at Funmilayo junction, Agege, Lagos State, for allegedly stealing a plasma television.

The suspect who had successfully stolen the item, was leaving Sura Odumakin Street when he was caught at about 6am by a resident who raised the alarm, drawing the angry crowd to the scene.

But for policemen from the Elere division who arrived to rescue him, Mopol was almost lynched.

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As the operatives were taking him away, he reportedly vowed to go after his assailants when he leaves the police custody.

Mopol’s statement was said to have attracted the mob who snatched him from the police, stabbed him several times, tied him with a rope and dragged him to the junction where he was set ablaze.

One Diran Oderinde, an eyewitness, told The Punch that the police later came in a van and took away his corpse.

According to him, “I was woken up around 6.30am by the commotion caused by his arrest. One Mopol was a known robber in this community and he robbed with confidence. He stole the plasma television at Sura Odumakin in the Papa area but was caught by a resident when he was about to escape,” Oderinde added.
Another resident, who identified himself only as Taofiq, said “One Mopol derived his name from his mode of operation. He said he raped a woman last week after dispossessing her of N30, 000. He robbed alone with a cutlass.

“Last Saturday night, he robbed a woman selling food on Abiba Street and raped her. When One Mopol was caught this morning (Saturday), the woman came to the scene and discovered that he was the one who actually attacked her.”

A mechanic, Tolu Ibrahim, said One Mopol’s death was a relief to residents, adding that hardly a week went by that he would not rob someone in the community.

Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, Dolapo Badmos, said, “The command will not tolerate jungle justice in any case, members of the public should endeavour to report such and normal procedure will be followed to get justice done.

“A robber who allegedly stole a plasma TV was burnt to death at Funmilayo area, Agege.

“Police got the information and moved to the scene but unfortunately the man had died. Investigation is on to unravel what actually transpired.

“His corpse has been deposited in a morgue for autopsy,” Badmos noted, urging the public to shun jungle justice.

Source:Dailypost

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

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Tinubu Visits Sanwo-Olu, Says “I’m Still The Jagaban”

 

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos State and National leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Saturday paid a courtesy visit to the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Tinubu, in his visit to the governor, stated that contrary to false news making the rounds, he did not travel to France, adding that he is still the Jagaban.

He also denied rumours that his son Seyi was kidnapped or chased out of his residence outside the country, emphasizing that nobody can chase him or his family out of Lagos.

The former governor’s visit comes after the infamous shooting of unarmed protesters in Lekki area of the state.

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

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Air Force Intervenes, Slams Policemen For Shooting At A Crowd (Video)

A viral video has captured moment soldiers of the Nigeria Air Force intervened and slammed some policemen for shooting at a crowd.

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The incident which occurred at a yet to be identified venue showed some men of the Nigeria Air Force calling on officers of the Nigeria police to cease fire.

In the videos also, residents were seen running helter-skelter while soldiers used a megaphone to call for calm. “Stop shooting, the Air Force are here”, the soldiers could be heard screaming.

However, the policemen appeared reluctant in taking orders from the soldiers until one of them showed proof of his rank by pointing to the stars on his shoulder.

The soldier also warned that if they refuse to ceasefire, he would charge them and their headquarters for inciting violence.

The officer who spoke on behalf of the Air Force then commanded the policemen to move their van behind theirs so the Army would serve as a buffer between them and the crowd.

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

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#EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

Senator Gershom Bassey’s resident has been vandalized and looted by hoodlums rampaging the streets of Calabar.

Information Nigeria gathered that the hoodlums overpowered the security men attached to the property.

 

This is in spite of the  24 hours curfew declared in Cross River state.

Some of the buildings already vandalised include the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office along Marian Road, Cross River State Transport Regulatory Agency (CRTRA) office and banks along Mayne Avenue and 8-Miles Calabar.

Federal institutions like the Ministry of Agriculture, Cross River Basin Authourity, and Federal Psychiatric Hospital were also vandalized.

Houses belonging to some politicians were not spared. Some of those affected include Senators Gershom Bassey and Victor Ndoma Egba. Bassey’s houses located at Mayne Avenue by White and the one at Asari Iso were looted and burnt.

Egba’s house located within the same Asari Iso axis was also vandalized.

To restore normalcy, military personnel have reportedly taken over major streets.

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