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Police Smash 50-Man Teenage Robbery Gang In Lagos




Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of the Lagos State Police Command, have smashed a teenage robbery gang, whose members masquerade as load carriers in Oshodi area of Lagos, arresting six of its suspected members.

During preliminary investigation, the gang was discovered to have over 50 teenagers as members.

Its modus operandi included posing as load carriers or bus conductors, only to flee with their victims valuables, which were meant to be taken into commercial buses or across the road.

Its victims as gathered, were mainly female. Luck ran against one of them, Ganiyu Rahman, after he allegedly snatched a mobile phone from a female undergraduate of the University of Lagos.

His arrest, led to those of other suspected members of the gang. During interrogation, Rahman, 15, blamed his action on his parents separation, disclosing that he was forced to join the gang because he had no place to sleep.

According to him, “I have been sleeping under Oshodi Bridge since 2013, after my parents separated. I work as a conductor and when I do not have any bus to work with, I will join my peers to rob and snatch valuables in Oshodi.

“Three of us stole the Microsoft phone from a lady’s bag. We pretended to be helping her to get a bus, but our target was her phones. I have been committed to 13 month rehabilitation by the Lagos State Taskforce, but my home is in Oshodi Under Bridge.

“We are over 50 boys. We are always at Oshodi-Oke, from morning till late night.

‘How we operate’

“Some of us genuinely help people to carry their loads, while a lot of us are there to snatch handbags, phones and other valuables from people. At times, we pretend to be helping them but our focus are their valuables.

“Most times, we work in groups. While the other is helping out, another person would steal the victim’s valuables either from the bag or pocket.

“There are some other members, who forcibly dispossess people of their belongings. They operate in the early morning and late at night, when their victims are helpless.”

One of his alleged partners in crime, Sadiq Adebayo, 15, admitted to have stolen an Iphone and a Phantom Tecno phone from a car, in the company of two other members of the gang whose name he gave as Osas and Janbele.

He said: “We sold the two phones along with seven other phones to Tuwo in Idi-Oro, Mushin. I got N7,000 from the proceeds.”

Four other suspects, Timilehin Oluwaseun, 14; Ogundare Moyinoluwa, 18; Toheeb Tijani, 19; and Adeleke Sodiq, 17, were reportedly apprehended, while allegedly stealing phones and purses from commuters in Oshodi .

Police’s resolve

The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Superintendent Dolapo Badmus, who disclosed that the suspects had been transferred to the Lagos State Task Force, advised parents to always monitor the activities of their wards.

She stated that the command would not leave any stone unturned in its resolve to rid Lagos State of criminal elements.

Source: Vanguard

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Ondo on map

Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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