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.

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.

Lagos Bans Open Procession, Fireworks During Yuletide

CP-Lagos-owoseniThe Lagos State Government on Wednesday warned residents to desist from holding open processions during the yuletide season. 

Briefing Government House Correspondents shortly after an emergency State Security Council meeting, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni, said the Council decided to stop any form of procession due to intelligence reports on security, which indicated the possibility of such processions being hijacked by hoodlums and criminal elements.

He therefore urged them to limit such gatherings to the enclosure of a venue.

The Police Commissioner maintained that in as much as the government would like residents to celebrate the yuletide with all the fanfare associated with the season, the security situation across the globe requires everyone to be on red alert, in order to prevent unscrupulous elements from unleashing terror on innocent citizens.

He, however, said that the state was not under any special security threat, adding that proactive measures have been put in place to forestall any breakdown of law and order.

“We all know that Christmas and New Year are fast approaching. Looking at what we have on ground in terms of strategies and logistics, the Council is convinced that we can reassure people in Lagos that this period of yuletide will be celebrated without hindrance”.