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Crime: LASG Arrests 87 Miscreants, 37 Cultists

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Lagos State Government yesterday said it has arrested 87 miscreants, popularly called “area boys and 35 notorious cult members arrested during an over-night raid carried out by the operatives of the Lagos State Task Force around Idi-Oro and Akala in Mushin area of the state .

The Taskforce Chairman, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Superintendent of Police said the raid was carried out because of complaints by members of the public about criminal activities in the area.

Egbeyemi stated that the notorious cult members known as Omije Boys and their leader, Sanju Agbabiaka also known as ‘120’ were arrested at mid-night while they were inducting new members into the group.

Egbeyemi who confirmed their arrests said 10 females and 15 teenagers were among those arrested, saying one para-military officer attached to the agency was seriously injured with broken bottles during the operations.

He commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for increasing the number of Vocational Training Centres across the State in order to discouraged youths from engaging in criminal activities and be useful to the society.

The Chairman urged youths to shun activities which could land them in jail and get enrolled into these well equipped Vocational Training Centres where they would be trained in different vocational skills

One of the arrested cult member Godwin Okpeye 17yrs confessed that his friend lured him to become a member of the ‘Omije Boys’ last year September, 2016 after he dropped out of school.

He said they had been involved in different criminal activities in the Lagos metropolis, adding that he was recently released from Lagos State Remand Home after he and his friend were caught during a robbery operation in Ikorodu.

The 15 teenagers arrested have been taken to Lagos Remand Home, Oregun.

Source: Leadership

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

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Youths are the problems of the youths, Says Nollywood Actor Charles Anwurum

Popular Nollywood Actor, Charles Awuru, has expressed that Nigerian youths are the problems youths in the country have.

The comic actor and director made this known in a video that has since gone viral on social media.

Awuru stated that the end SARS protest made him realize that the youths are the problem of the youths.

The actor pointed out that one section of the youths are protesting for a better Nigeria while others are looting and attacking fellow Nigerians.

Here is the video below;

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba’s staff of office in Lagos (Video)

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Ifa priests curse mob who stole Oba's staff of office in Lagos

Local priests in Lagos have invoked spell on hoodlums that attacked the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Riliwan Akiolu.

Information Nigeria recalls that the monarch’s palace was on Wednesday invaded by hoodlums, carting away the king’s personal effects to include shoes, and his staff of office (Opa Ase).

But, in a video that has since gone viral, some ifa priests were seen laying a curse on the attackers of the monarch’s palace

 

The monarch on Friday October 23, gave the men 24-hour to return the staff of office.

Following the expiration of the ultimatum, traditional priests in the state gathered to rain curses on those involved in the looting.

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria’s #EndSARS protest

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Lewis Hamilton reacts to Nigeria's #EndSARS protest

British racing driver, Lewis Hamilton has reacted to the recent end SARS protest against police brutality that rocked Nigeria.

Hamilton, who made the reaction on Twitter, stated that the recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis.

 

In his tweet, the British Formula 1 racer described the recent events in Nigeria as a human rights crisis, as he noted that it is the responsibility of everyone to educate and raise awareness about tragedies happening in the world.

Hamilton, who also shared a photo of himself rocking a black T-shirt with the inscription ‘#EndSARS’ and a map with the colour of the Nigerian flag on it, posted a link for people to sign up to demand an end to impunity for police brutality in Nigeria.

He wrote:

“We all have a responsibility to educate ourselves and raise awareness of the tragedies happening in the world around us and take action where we can. The recent events in Nigeria are a human rights crisis. Hit the link to find out more #EndSARS.”

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