26-Year-Old Arrested One Year After ‘Killing’ Foreigner In Lagos

Adelaja Moses said he was involved in the abduction of the foreigner, but he knew nothing about his death.


A young man, Adelaja Moses, has been arrested for the murder of a foreigner, more than one year after he was alleged to have committed the crime.

The Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the arrest of the suspect in a statement on Friday.

He noted that the 26-year-old suspect was apprehended by security operatives at about 2am on Saturday last week in the Emuren area of Ogun State.

Adejobi explained that Moses was arrested during a sting operation for his alleged involvement in the kidnapping and killing of a Chinese national in February 2020.

“The suspect, a strong member of Aiye Confraternity, and his cohorts kidnapped the Chinese national at Okunowa, Ijebu, in Ogun State but was kept in their hideout at Otta-Agbowa Ikosi, Lagos State.

“They eventually killed the captive and dumped his corpse in Agbowa-Ikosi River. The corpse has not been recovered up to date,” the statement said.


Nothing To Say?

According to the command’s spokesman, the suspect confessed that other members of the gang have been arrested by the Intelligence Responses Team (IRT) of the Force Intelligence Bureau in Abuja.

He stated that the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the command’s Strike Team which arrested the suspect to work with the IRT on the investigation into the case.

Odumosu assured the residents of Lagos that the state would be hot for criminals and those he tagged as ‘bad boys’ who engage in criminal activities.

In his confession, Moses told the police that he was involved in the abduction of the foreigner but did not receive any ransom.

He also denied his involvement in the killing of the victims, saying his accomplices were responsible for his death.

The suspect confirmed that his remains were dumped in a nearby river, adding that the others have been arrested by the police.

When asked what he wants the police to do, he said, “I don’t have anything to say.”

Gunmen Abduct Chinese National In Ebonyi

Chief Imam’s Son, Two Others Kidnapped In Ogun Community
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Gunmen have abducted a Chinese national from a mining site at Ishiagu in Ivo Local Government Area of the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ebonyi, Loveth Odah, confirmed the incident to Channels Television on Thursday.

She explained that the abduction was reported to the police on Wednesday, saying an employee of the mining company revealed that the armed men numbering about 20 stormed the site and started shooting sporadically into the air.

Odah, however, noted that the police have yet to establish the motive behind the abduction, although they have begun a preliminary investigation into the kidnap.

According to her, the gunmen initially abducted two Chinese nationals but later dropped one along the bush after much pressure from the local vigilante officials and the police.

The command spokesman urged the residents to go about their lawful activities with an assurance that the police were doing everything possible to ensure the Chinese national was rescued.

Lagos Govt Quarantines Chinese National Over Coronavirus

A file photo of Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi. Photo: Twitter- @ProfAkinAbayomi.



Health officials in Lagos State have quarantined a Chinese national shortly after he arrived in the country via an Ethiopian Airlines plane.

The Commissioner for Health in the state, Professor Akin Abayomi, disclosed this to reporters on Tuesday.

The Chinese citizen was accosted on Monday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport after he was made to go through the mandatory screening for those coming into the country.

He was, thereafter, moved to the Lagos State Isolation Centre where he was being tested for the novel coronavirus.

However, the result of the test has yet to be established.

Meanwhile, the state government has revealed that the Italian national currently in isolation has remained the only positive case of coronavirus in the country.

It added that more than 100 people who had contact with the index case were also being monitored by health experts.

Nigeria announced its first case of coronavirus on February 28 when the Italian citizen who arrived in the country two days earlier tested positive to the virus.

Nasarawa Police Command Highlights Successes

Nasarawa Police Command Highlights SuccessesThe Nasarawa Police Command said it has achieved relative success in the months of November and December in its task of ridding the state of criminals.

This was disclosed during the parade of 39 suspects caught for various offences at different locations in the state, including five suspects who were involved in the killing of three staff members of Cedar-Bay Mining Company.

The incident happened on November 28, 2016 at Wugibi Hills in Alogani village of Nasarawa Eggon where the three, including a Chinese national and a Police sergeant, were ambushed in a commando-like operation while the staff were on their way back from the mining.

The Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Bello noted that “investigation is still ongoing as such further arrests are likely to be made”.

Another notable arrest, according to the Police boss, was that of two suspects that were involved in the kidnapping of a four-year-old girl in Nasarawa town on December 14, 2016.

He said that the two suspects have made confessional statements and a single barrel gun, a locally made pistol and 200,000 Naira cash which was the ransom collected from the father of the kidnapped little girl were recovered from them.

“Other cases of kidnapping are still under investigation and we are making progress on them. By the grace of God we will get the suspects all arrested and charged to court,” he said.

The Commissioner said that the command was able to record the successes because of strategies that were emplaced to counter activities of criminal elements.

“Such strategies include constant raids of black spots, deployment of more patrol teams on our highways, visibility policing within the cities and intelligence led policing,” he said.

In all, two AK47 riffles, five locally fabricated guns, two vehicles, one motorcycle and 205,660 Naira were recovered.

He concluded with gratitude: “I would like to conclude by thanking the government and all the good people of Nasarawa state for their support and cooperation which has contributed immensely to our success story in 2016.

“The command is looking forward to a robust collaboration and cooperation with stakeholders as we match forward in the fight against crime and criminality in 2017.”

EFCC Arrests Impersonator of Okonjo-Iweala’s Secretary

EFCCA suspected fraudster that impersonated Barrister Wilson Amarachi, Secretary to Minister of Finance and Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has been arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.

John Nze Madu was arrested at Diamond Bank, Ojodu branch, Lagos, where he went to make withdrawals with an ATM card.

Investigation showed that Madu defrauded a Chinese national, Wu Qingzhu, of the sum of Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Eighty American Dollars ($5,380) when he allegedly posed as Barrister Wilson Amarachi and deceived the Chinese into believing that he had outstanding payments to collect for contracts executed for the Nigerian Government.

This, he achieved by presenting the Chinese with fake documents from high ranking Nigerian officials. He allegedly used different email addresses, two documents purportedly from Daily Sun Newspaper, an official gazette purportedly signed by President Goodluck Jonathan and Senate President, David Mark and an international passport data page purportedly belonging to Amarachi.

Madu contacted Qingzhu through an online message, informing him that he was expected to open a non-residence account in Nigeria and make payment of $300 (Three Hundred United States Dollars). Qingzhu complied and made two other payments: $1,430 (One Thousand Four Hundred and Thirty United States Dollars) and $3,650 (Three Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty United States Dollars), through Western Union.

Madu was arrested at the bank premises where he went to withdraw proceeds of his fraudulent activities.

He would be charged to court after investigations are concluded, according to the EFCC.