Police Arrest Woman For Locking Up Minor In Warehouse

 

The police have arrested a woman for locking up a 17-year-old girl in a warehouse at the Isheri area of Lagos State.

The girl, who identified herself as Blessing, told Channels Television on getting to the scene, that she was locked up on Sunday morning after she decided to quit working for her as a domestic help.

Neighbours had attempted to force the gate open just before police officers arrived at the warehouse, but it was impossible.

She was, however, later rescued and taken away by the police while her boss, Mrs Mary Idowu was also arrested and taken away for further questioning.

This comes just weeks after Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command arrested a woman accused of locking her 10-year-old cousin in a dog kennel.

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When questioned, the suspect (Onyinye) claimed to have locked up the boy for only a few hours before bringing him out, alleging that the victim had taken a hot drink in their refrigerator which caused him to start misbehaving.

She added that the boy smashed the side mirror of her vehicle with a stone, which made her detain him in the dog kennel.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Bala Elkana, said investigations revealed that the victim had lost his parents and was brought to Lagos in 2012 from Anambra State by Onyinye’s mother along with his two siblings.

He noted that the suspect and the boy were cousins, adding that her mother was the elder sister of the victim’s father.

The Command’s spokesman said the suspect would be charged to court, stressing that the police would continue to protect the rights of children and other vulnerable members of the society from all forms of violence and abuses.

Tulip Kidnap: Another Suspect Arrested

Kidnapped Turkish School Students, Teachers ReleasedAnother leader of the gang that kidnapped eight persons at the Tulip International School, Isheri, Ogun State has been arrested by operatives of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team.

Channels Television gathered that the 32-year-old suspect, Peter Ajanapo also known as “General Osari” was arrested in Ughelli town, Delta State.

The suspect was alleged to have confessed to collecting 2million Naira and 150,000 Naira from the Tulip school and Isheri Estate Secretary as ransom.

He is the eight gang member now in police custody over the Isheri kidnap case, as seven of them had earlier been arrested in Lagos, Ogun, Ondo and Delta states.

Amosun Vows To Enforce Law Against Kidnapping

Amosun Vows To Enforce Law Against KidnappingThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has asked Nigerians to raise their voices against the menace of kidnapping which has continued to give the country a bad name.

He has asked security operatives to be more proactive in this direction.

He was speaking in Abeokuta, the state capital when the Assistant Inspector General of Police paid him a visit in his office in the state capital.

The Governor promised to enforce the law of the state against kidnappers and other criminal tendencies, saying that the state will no longer be a comfort zone for criminals and criminality.

“Kidnapping is so alien to us in this country, but all of a sudden, it raised its ugly head and I think we must frontally challenge it.

“We have the appropriate laws and even if we have to review such laws. Let me use this opportunity and medium to send the right signals to all these criminals that Ogun state will not be comfort zone for them

“We will do all within our capacity, within the law to ensure the perpetrators of this evil act are brought to book

“Apart from giving us bad name, they are traumatizing families and they are sending wrong signals. We want to be in the front pages of newspapers for right things not for wrong reasons, that is why we are ready for them; to get rid of these criminals,” he said.

While giving an update on the abductees at the Turkish International College, Isheri in Ogun state, the newly posted AIG, Kayode Aderanti, gave the assurance that operatives were closing up on the abductors.

“I had the signal that the abducted children were about to be released, I had to move back to Lagos with the state commissioner of police, I came back this morning.

“I know how passionate you are about it. My intention was to present those children to you this morning but we could not make it happen.

“Our men are really working towards that, I spoke with them and they assured me that things are working well,” he concluded.

Four Kidnapped In Isheri G.R.A

kidnapped, Isheri North, Isheri, Four men have been reportedly kidnapped in Isheri North, a border town between Lagos and Ogun states.

The men are said to have been kidnapped during an aerobic session in the early hours of Saturday.

An eyewitness said the kidnappers, three in number, came from the water side fully armed and masked.

He added that the operation lasted for about an hour.

The Police have confirmed the incident saying they were working on rescuing the victims and arresting the criminals.

Ogun Launches ‘OPIC Homes’ Housing Scheme

amosunIn order to ease the burden and challenges of owning a house by residents of Ogun State, the state government has launched a scheme tagged “OPIC Home Advantage Purchase System” targeted at people working in Ogun State and residents.

Unveiling the scheme at a press briefing held at the headquarters of the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation (OPIC), the General Manager ,Mr Babjide Odusolu, informed intending homeowners they are expected to pay a 30% down payment of the total cost of the building.

While assuring prospective buyers of speedy completion and quality housing, Mr Odusolu reiterated the commitment of the government towards providing affordable housing for residents of the state.

According to him, the scheme is part of the developmental agenda of the state government aimed at encouraging residents to have their own homes devoid of all encumbrances occasioned by land speculators.

According to him the projects are located at Alamal Area of the state capital,Makun in Sagamu, Isheri, and other areas of the state.

Fashola Announces 83 Per Cent 2014 Budget Performance

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, fasholahas announced a 83-per cent cumulative performance for the 2014 Budget.

The performance represents the accomplished Budget in the first, second, third and fourth quarters of the year which stood at 67 per cent, 106 per cent, 84 per cent and 77 per cent respectively.

Addressing a press conference at the Lagos State House, Ikeja, Governor Fashola also announced that the fourth quarter budget performance stood at 77 per cent, saying the impact of the fourth quarter performance of the budget was already visible across the State in projects such as, the completed court buildings in Epe and Ikeja.

Governor Fashola also said that other projects that benefitted from the fourth quarter budget were the solar projects in primary health institution, primary schools, progress in road works across the state such as Agiti, Isheri-Oshun bridge behind Jakande Estate which are completed.

On the priorities of his administration in its last days, Governor Fashola promised to continue to do more of what the administration have done in order to close strongly.

“As I said before, in the rain and in the sun we will continue to provide service; that is the role of government.”

Governor Fashola listed other areas of priority to include settling as many obligations as it could, “in spite of the difficult financial situation,” to contractors to accelerate and complete more on-going projects.

Fashola also declared:  “We are issuing more contracts to support small businesses. We are in procurement now for maintenance contracts for about 606 schools which are contracts that range between N2 million and N5 million for small businesses”.

He said that beneficiaries would be graduates from the State’s technical and vocational centres who have formed small companies, and members of the society who bid for the contracts as well as those who show “demonstrable capacity”.