Marine Police Recover Allwell Orji’s Body From Lagos Lagoon

marine-policeThe body of Dr. Allwell Orji, who jumped off the third mainland bridge into the Lagos lagoon on Sunday, March 19, has now been recovered.

The body was discovered at about 4:00 pm on Wednesday, around the CMS area of the lagoon by officers of the Lagos State Police marine.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said members of the late doctor’s family have identified the body.

“Just to be sure, we have called the driver, who was with him when the incident happened, and of course his younger brother who had been with us (Austin Orji) and they have positively identified the body to be that of Dr. Allwell.

“As the practice is, we will continue with our investigation to do all the other necessary things before the body can be released to the family.

“The thing happened towards the Adekunle area but as usual with tidal waves, the body was moved almost about seven kilometers from the main spot.”

He, however, stated that as soon as autopsy and other examinations are concluded, the body would be sent to the family.

Mr Owoseni had on Tuesday, claimed that Dr. Orji’s body was found by the Marine Police, at the Onikan end of the lagoon.

The Police later said that they were unsure of the identity of the body recovered.

Dr. Orji worked at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Surulere area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Reports from the Police authorities said he had asked his driver to stop the vehicle, he alighted, and then suddenly took the plunge into the lagoon.

Gunmen Abduct Isheri North Estate Secretary, Kill Three Guards

Gunmen Kill Police Sergeant, Injure Another In EkitiUnknown gunmen have kidnapped the Secretary of Isheri North Estate, GRA, Lagos State, Mr Dayo Adekoya.

He was abducted by eleven gunmen who stormed the estate at about 10PM on Wednesday.

They reportedly opened fire, shooting into the air for about four hours before taking their victim away at around 1 am.

Eyewitness reports say three estate security men were killed as they attempted to prevent the gunmen from escaping  with the victim.

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, also confirmed the incident to Channels Television

This will be the second time in six months that a kidnap incident will be occurring in the estate.

On September 17 2016, four landlords were kidnapped and were released five days after.

Reps Ask FG To Declare State Of Emergency On Kidnapping

House of Representatives, Reps, KidnappingThe House of Representatives says concrete action must be taken to check the spate of kidnapping in Nigeria.

The lawmakers made the call for a state of emergency to be declared on kidnapping on Wednesday after a debate on a motion of urgent national importance on the need to declare a state of emergency on kidnapping across the country.

The motion was raised by a member of the House from Ondo State, Representative Babatunde kolawole and supported by some of his colleagues including; Ado Dogowa, Emmanuel Orker-Jev and Adam Jagaba.

After deliberations on the issue on the floor of the House in Abuja, lawmakers unanimously agreed that the crime had taken an alarming dimension with the kidnapping of school children.

The House called for a security summit that would fashion an effective response to the kidnapping phenomenon.

They said some committees of the House, telecom service providers and all security agencies would take part in the summit.

The lawmakers are making the move after four students, the principal and his vice were kidnapped at the Lagos State Model College in Igbo Nla in Epe area of the state.

They were kidnapped while on the assembly ground on Thursday, October 6.

The kidnappers had demanded 100 million Naira ransom for the victims to regain freedom before the six kidnapped victims were released on Tuesday, October 11.

Some states in Nigeria had established laws that prescribes capital punishment for persons found guilty for kidnapping.

Lagos School Kidnap Victims Regain Freedom

School KidnapInformation reaching us has it that the six kidnapped victims from the Lagos State Model College, Igbo – Nla in Epe Area of Lagos have been released by their abductors.

The victims are four students, the school principal and his vice kidnapped while on the assembly ground on Thursday, October 6.

The men, alleged to be heavily armed, were said to have invaded the college and whisked away the victims. Two of the kidnapped persons were swiftly rescued by the Police operatives.

The kidnappers later reportedly demanded 100 million Naira ransom for the other victims to regain freedom. It is not clear if any ransom was paid for their release.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni had promised that the Police would rescue others as more operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) were deployed to ensure this.

School Kidnap: Abductors Of Students, Officials In Lagos Make Demands

Gunmen Abduct , Lagos, Epe, Model College, Gunmen,The abductors of vice principals, a teacher and pupils of Lagos State Model College in Igbo Nla in Epe area of Lagos have demanded 100 million Naira ransom for the victims to regain freedom.

A source told Channels Television on Friday that the gunmen alleged to be from the south-south region headed towards Ogbere River to link up the Ogun River.

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, said that efforts were on to rescue others as more operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the decoy marine team in search of the victims.

The men, alleged to be heavily armed, were said to have invaded the college whisking away the victims.

Two of the eight people kidnapped from school were rescued on Thursday by the Police operatives.

Meanwhile, nine suspects have been arrested over last week’s abduction of the wife of the Central Bank Governor, Margaret Emefiele along Benin-Agbor road.

The suspects who were arrested with millions of Naira by officers of the intelligence response team in Edo, Delta and Benue states are one each from Delta and Benue states and six Fulanis.

One more suspect has also been arrested in the kidnap of some landlords in Isheri, a border community between Lagos and Ogun state.

The latest arrest brings to five the number of suspects in police custody.

Police Hunt Down Militants In Lagos

Police-Militants-LagosPolice have begun an operation to hunt down militants who allegedly attacked residents of Ewedogbon community in Igando area of Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.

Speaking during a combine-operation with the military, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, assured the residents of their safety.

“We are here (you can see my military counterparts with me as well) to come and appraise what we did yesterday.

“To see what gaps are left from what we did yesterday in order to be able to further strategise on the need to increase our dominance, on the need to increase our visibility here and of course to further prepare our operation, in order not to give these criminal elements freedom of action, Owoseni said.

A resident of the community told Channels TV, “The Ijaws are the ones causing the trouble.

“Initially they were selling petroleum products, now they are kidnapping and attacking innocent people.”

Many of the residents had fled their homes after suspected militants laid siege to their community on Monday.

Police Seek Lagos Residents’ Support To Improve Security

PoliceThe Nigeria Police Force has urged the residents of Lagos State (Lagosians) to continually support the force to enhance the security architecture of the state.

The State’s Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, made the appeal on Saturday during an interview with Channels Television at the force’s Headquarters in Lagos State, Nigeria’s commercial capital.

He said: “We look forward to people in Lagos cooperating with us, giving us information timely, being more cautious of their environment and of course knowing that we all have obligations”.

Mr Owoseni also called on Lagosians to be more committed to the safety of lives and property, urging them to see it as their responsibilities and not just the Police’s.

“We have obligations to ourselves in order for us to be safe and secure and that no other person can make us safe other than ourselves,” he said.

The Police Commissioner cautioned erring motorcyclists and street traders to desist from their illicit activities and asked the residents to stop patronising them.

“Those vices like street trading, motorcyclists violating the law on restriction of motorcycles to certain areas; that is not just about them. It is about all of us playing our parts by not patronising the motorcyclists where they are not supposed to ply,” the Police boss said.

Police Parade Suspected Crime Perpetrators In Lagos

Rivers-policeOver 40 suspects have been paraded by the Lagos State Police Command for their involvement in crimes across the state.

Although some of the suspects alleged that they were picked up indiscriminately in motor parks and stores, others however said they were arrested for armed robbery, kidnapping and cultism.

Speaking on the arrest, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, explained that some of the suspects are those terrorising motorists in traffic gridlock across the city.

Mr. Owoseni however warned road users to be vigilant and stop patronising hawkers in traffic, so as to avert robbery attempt.

Ojuelegba Container Accident Suspect Arrested, Says Lagos CP

CP-Lagos-owoseniThe Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Fatai Owoseni, said on Monday that the person suspected to be responsible for a recent trailer accident that occurred at Ojuelegba, in Lagos State, has been arrested and charged.

The CP said that the owner of the truck was also in Police custody.

According to him, the suspect is said to be charged for contravention of traffic laws and manslaughter.

Speaking to Channels Television, Mr Owoseni stated that one of the best ways to prevent such occurrences was to twist-lock the container on the truck.

He also said that other measures would be to ensure that containers that are not twist-locked do not leave the port.

“We won’t even allow those trucks that are carrying containers that are not twist-locked to get out of the port”.

The Police Commissioner further said that plans were on to establish a collaboration with the Ports Authority and other stakeholders, to check the tonnage of the trucks before they carry equipment.