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NURTW to Deal With Transporters Who Increase Fare – MC Oluomo

The Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Lagos State, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo, has vowed to deal with transporters who are reportedly taking advantage of the Okada ban in the state.

In a statement released on Monday, the Chairman reveals that members have been informed that the leadership of the Union has not approve any increment in the cost of transportation from different locations within Lagos.

”There is no price increase and no Commercial drivers or member of the NURTW should inflict additional burden on the good people of Lagos by increasing their transport fare.

Any drivers or union member found to be taking undue advantage of the situation by indiscriminately increasing transport fare will be dealt with.”

He added that the Union is also talking to the Lagos State Government to review the ban and restriction on motorcycle and tricycle riders in the state.

”We will meet with the state government and appropriate stakeholders to find a workable solution to the situation that necessitated the ban in the first place.”

 

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Lagos Okada Ban: Minister of Transport Fears Unemployment, Insecurity

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has warned the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, that the ban on motorcycle (okada) and tricycle (keke) operators would amount to increase in unemployment and insecurity.

He said this when he appeared as a guest on a programme on Channels Television, Sunrise Daily, and monitored by our correspondent on Monday.

It will be recalled that the LASG had on Saturday banned the operations of motorcycle and tricycle operators in 15 local councils and major roads.

Though Amaechi consented that motorcycles were used to rob during his tenure as a governor in Rivers State, he cautioned that banning motorcycle operators has its consequences.

He said, “Speaking as a former Governor, when I was in Rivers State, they were using motorcycles to rob and kidnap people, and the police could never get them because they were using cars; so I banned motorcycles and we had peace. The number of accidents was also high – the orthopaedic hospital was full every day.

“I don’t know the reason why the Governor of Lagos state banned it; only he can tell you. I am sure he made his decision based on the interests of a majority of Lagosians.

“But he has a problem to face, which is unemployment and an increase in crime.”

 

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Okada Riders Protest, Clash With Police in Ijora

Some motorcycles and tricycles riders on Monday embarked on a wide protest in Ijora against the ban by the Lagos State Government

It was learnt that the clash occurred when the police officers attempted to stop the protest embarked upon by the riders.

During the protest which started around 08.21 am on Monday, the protesters blocked the road, burning tyres.

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I am finer than most ladies, I want to be pregnant – Bobrisky

Controversial social media entertainer,  Idris Okuneye aka Bobrisky has taken to social media to share his intentions to become pregnant.

According to Bobrisky, she wants God to give her a womb.

Bobrisky stated that she is already finer than most women, adding that all she needs to hold down her boo, is a womb.

”Since God can make me finer than lot of girls y can’t he give me a WOMB… d way pregnant is hungry me ehnnnn. I have money 💴 where can I buy womb 😢😢😢😢😢. If I can be pregnant for bae chai my own don better !!!!” he lamented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lagos State Deploys 65 Buses on Major Roads

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the management of Lagos Bus Services Limited to deploy a fleet of 65 buses along major routes from Monday, February 3, 2020.

This directive is in line with the effort to  alleviate the hardship commuters might face as a result of the restriction order on the operators of motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the State.

The new routes where the LBSL will extend its services from tomorrow and the specified transport fares are:
1. Ikeja – Ogba:  N100
2. Berger – Ogba: N100
3. Ikeja – CMS:  N200
4. Oshodi – Ajah: N500
5. Obalende – Ajah: N250
6. CMS – Ajah: N250
7. Inner Marina – Ajah: N250

According to the MD/CEO Lagos Bus Services Limited, Mr. Idowu Oguntona, extending the services of the company to these locations will help reduce the vacuum created by the restriction order of Lagos State Government on Okada and Keke operators in some areas.

While maintaining that commuters will enjoy the pleasure and comfort of riding in the new buses along these routes, Oguntona disclosed that more buses will be deployed by the company in no distant time.

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Don’t register again – JAMB tells candidates at blacklisted centers

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday called on candidates who registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in some recently blacklisted centres that there is nothing to worry about.

The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday said that there was no need for the candidates to panic or consider going for another registration as this would automatically disqualify them from participating in the board’s forthcoming examination.

JAMB announced recently that it had blacklisted 41 centres out of 692 accredited so far for the exercise nationwide, over issues bordering on registration cyber fraud, extortion and technical deficiency.

“We want to call on all candidates who registered in all of these affected centres not to panic or start considering going for another registration elsewhere.
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“This will amount to double registration and with this, they stand automatically disqualified for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. Their biometrics will indicate this on the day of the examination.
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“We want to let them know that indeed, they have nothing to fear, as the security agents are already verifying the culpability of all those involved and at the appropriate time, we will do the needful,” Benjamin said.
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492 Families Benefits from Sanwo-Olu’s Maiden Housing Scheme

…It’s Another Promise Fulfilled, 


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday presented keys to beneficiaries of his administration’s maiden rent-to-own housing scheme.

Governor Sanwo-Olu allotted all the apartments of the Lateef Kayode Jakande Housing Estate in Igando to 492 families certified by the State’s Mortgage Board to benefit from the scheme. The allocation came four months after the housing estate was completed by the Sanwo-Olu administration.

A 56-year-old widow, Mrs. Fatimat Kosoko, betrayed emotion as her name was being announced to benefit in the scheme.

The mother of four, who is a staff of the Ministry of Education, said the scheme had brought a “huge relief” to her family, eight years after she had been struggling to provide decent accommodation for her children, following husband’s demise. She got a 40 per cent rebate on the monthly payment to service the mortgage.

Sanwo-Olu described the development as “a promise kept ahead of time”, noting that his administration’s modified rent-to-own housing scheme took off earlier than expected.

The Governor reiterated that provision of decent homes for a large number of residents across the State remained a key thrust of his administration’s social intervention scheme, stressing that his Government had introduced a simple mortgage model to expand the opportunity to low-income families.

He said: “We cannot overemphasise how critical housing is to all residents. We made a promise that we will deliver decent homes to our people. For us to start fulfilling this promise earlier than we predicted, it shows the credibility and our readiness to stand with our pledges to Lagosians. It’s a promise kept ahead of time.

“Therefore, it is with great pleasure to hand over keys to apartments of Lateef Kayode Jakande Gardens to all beneficiaries selected by the Mortgage Board. Shelter, as we all know, is critical to fulfilling all other activities of life. Home ownership is a mark of great accomplishment, especially in city like Lagos. My joy knows no bound as ordinary people now boast of owning decent homes under my administration.”

The Governor said the delivery of affordable housing to low-income residents underscored “irrevocable commitment” of his administration to actualise its agenda of building a 21st century economy and attaining ‘Greater Lagos’.

Sanwo-Olu promised that his Government would continue to make more impacts through social intervention schemes, pledging that other ongoing housing projects would be completed.

He also said the welfare of the State workers would be a priority of his administration, disclosing that he had directed the Ministry of Housing to reserve 10 per cent of the properties developed by the Government for civil servant to keep them committed to the service of the State.

The Governor advised those who missed out in the maiden housing scheme not to lose hope; their applications, he said, would be re-considered in the subsequent schemes coming later in the year

Sanwo-Olu urged the allottes to take ownership of the Estate by maintaining all facilities provided in the Estate.

Commissioner for Housing, Hon. Moruf Akinderu-Fatai, said all housing schemes initiated by the previous administrations were being speedily worked on for completion on the order of the Governor.

He disclosed that the Government would be delivering additional 360 homes in Igbogbo, 744 homes in Sangotedo, 660 homes in Agbowa and 680 apartments in Egan Igando.

He said: “We are working on innovative strategies, which will enable us use technology to reduce time of construction, increase quality of homes and reduce the cost of building to make the housing scheme more affordable.”

He said the the Sanwo-Olu administration’s modified rent-to-own scheme had given relief to applicants by making them pay 5 per cent commitment fee and spread the balance on monthly basis for over a period of 10 years.

Akinderu-Fatai said the housing scheme was conceived with the objective to create first-time home owners within the next four years.

A beneficiary, Sonoiki Idowu, who was once one-day Governor in Lagos, could not hide his joy after being presented with the key to his apartment.

He said: “I’m coming from a background where we can’t afford to rent a good apartment, much less buying a home. Today, I can say I have owned a decent home. May God bless Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for this wonderful housing programme.”

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Motorcycle Operators Protest Against Okada Ban in Lagos

Motorcycle operators on Friday stormed the streets of Lagos to express their grievances over the recent decision of the state government to restrict their movement in some Local Government Areas, bridges, and highways in the state.

The operators which include majorly that of Gokada and Max.ng staged a peaceful protest from Oregun road to the state capital in Ikeja.

Bearing various placards, the protesters appealed to the state government to regulate their services and not restrict them from operating.

They lamented that the business is their only means of survival.

Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, announced earlier this week that the government would enforce the ban on motorcycles and tricycles in six local government areas, as well as major highways and bridges from February 1.

He explained that the decision was taken after a robust assessment of the debate on the rate of accidents in Lagos, saying security and safety of the lives of the residents were paramount.

He also warned that all offenders and violators would be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the state.

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Pension: Lagos to Pay 444 Retirees N1.92bn

About 444 retirees of the Lagos State Public Service will receive N1.92 Billion for Accrued Pension Rights, the Lagos State Government has said. 

Speaking at the 71st batch Retirement Bond Certificates presentation ceremony held at the NECA Auditorium recently, the Director-General, Lagos State Pension Commission (LASPEC), Mrs. Folashade Onanuga said the number of beneficiaries and amount involved was the biggest so far in the payment of accrued pension rights.

She reiterated that from inception of the Contributory Pension Scheme, the State Government complied with the financial obligation demanded by the Scheme.

According to her, the present administration should be commended for the Pension bailout fund of N13 billion approved in the year 2020 budget and for increasing the redemption funding rate from 5 % to 10% of total emolument of active workers

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Coronavirus: Lagos announces plans to quarantine Chinese returnees

The Lagos State Government has announced plans to quarantine all Chinese returning to Lagos from their country to prevent the outbreak of coronavirus.

Speaking during a press conference, the state Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, said the Chinese government, through her embassy in Nigeria was working with Lagos State Government to prevent the entry of coronavirus into the state.

He said, “We are very happy with the cooperation we are receiving from the Chinese government. We’ve had a very serious and high-level discussion with the Chinese government through their embassy in Lagos.

Our primary concern has been the return of their citizens to Lagos in a few days and we are happy to inform you that the Embassy of China is also concerned about this, and they have sent out information through notifications to their citizens and companies located in Lagos that their citizens should try and remain in China until there is clarity about how this infection is going.

“However, if some of them choose to return, and we cannot restrict people, if they do return to Lagos, the instruction from the Chinese Embassy is that they should be quarantined for a period of 10 to 14 days in their houses, hostels and accommodations.”

The commissioner added that officials of the Ministry of Health would meet with associations and businessmen in Lagos, particularly those who make use of the China-Nigeria trade routes to advise them on their travels to Asian countries, particularly China.

 

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Magistrate Court charges bus conductor in Lagos

Magistrates’ Court in Lagos on Thursday charged a bus conductor known as Sikiru Dada for assault on a police officer and an official of the National Union Of Road Transport Workers (NURTW).

Dada, a resident of Abule-Egba, Lagos, is facing charges of breach of peace, assault and resisting arrest.

The Prosecutor, Insp, Adegoke Philip, told the court that the defendant committed the offenses on Jan. 2, at Alagbado, Lagos.

He said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of peace by assaulting Insp. Yemi Olawale and Mr. Wale Ajayi.

“The defendant stormed the motor garage, started beating Ajayi with a weapon, and the union called the police.

“When the police got to the scene and wanted to arrest the defendant, he resisted arrest; instead, he punched Insp. Olawale severally on his face, which caused severe injuries on his left eye.

“He was eventually taken to the station,” the prosecutor said.

The offenses, Philip said, contravene Sections 117, 168 and 174 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

 

 

 

 

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JUST IN: Jonathan visits Buhari in Aso Rock

Former President Goodluck Jonathan visited the Presidential Villa, Abuja, for a meeting with Nigerian President, General Muhammadu Buhari.

Jonathan was sighted entering the President’s office this afternoon.

He came shortly after a meeting of the National Security Council presided over by Buhari ended.

All heads of security agencies attended the meeting.

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Lagos Raises N100bn from Capital Market for Infrastructure

The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, approved the sum of N100.33 billion, a fund raised from the capital market to fund infrastructure and pressing capital projects, thus opening a new chapter in the state’s stride towards attaining self-sustenance in finance and governance.

At a signing ceremony held at the State House in Alausa, Sanwo-Olu, investors and issuing parties put the final ink on the over-subscribed Series Three Bond Issuance of N100 billion, which was issued and raised by the state government under its N500 billion Third Debt Issuance Programme approved four years ago, Thisday reported.

The visibly excited governor declared the moment as “historic and new journey” for the state in its drive to provide requisite infrastructure to catalyse its economy, saying it is the largest bond programme ever embarked on by any sub-national entity in the country.

He said: “We have embarked on a new journey that is not meant to serve our personal interest, but to activate more prosperity for our dear Lagos and give our people the hope for better tomorrow we all dreamed. When we came into government, we made commitment to all Lagosians that we are coming to pursue and implement an agenda that will build our capacity to achieve ‘Greater Lagos’ we all will be proud of.

“Today, I am standing in front of you all to say we are writing the financial history of Lagos in another chapter today and it will bring good dividends to all residents. With this N100 billion, bond, we will ensure that all Lagosians feel the direct impact of this intervention in their homes and on the roads. We are bringing new infrastructure and repairing the existing ones, including bridges and hospitals. We are going to renovate schools and build new ones for our children; slums will be regenerated and pressing environmental issues we are going to solve. We are going to make people feel the essence of governance.”

Sanwo-Olu said the effort to raise the bond started three months ago with a simple discussion with professional partners led by Chapel Hill Denham.

He added that the state almost missed the opportunity as the statutory period recommended by Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise such bond was about closing when the state started pushing for the bond issuance.

The governor said the partners staked their time and energy for the state to secure essential requirements to access the capital for the bond.

According to him, within a period of three months, the partners helped the state government to restructure its balance sheet and reduced the state’s interest expense by N17 billion, which gave the state the opportunity to raise the bond from the capital market.

“Less than three months down the line, we are celebrating the biggest sub-national bond issuance today and the team of partners has also helped us to restructure our entire balance sheet. We have been able to revert the entire borrowing of Lagos from very high rate to acceptable numbers. The team has also helped us to reduce interest expense by N17 billion, which made it easy for us to approach the financial market,” Sanwo-Olu stated.

He promised not to betray the confidence of investors that subscribed to the bond, pledging that the funds would be disbursed strictly to finance infrastructural projects required to boost the state’s economy.

The state Commissioner for Finance, Dr. Rabiu Olowo, said the state accelerated the bond programme in response to the need to close “huge infrastructural gap” in the face of limited financial resources available to the state.

He added that the state government took the advantage of favourable investment climate in the capital market to issue the “Series Three” of its bond programme to raise the money.

He said: “The cost of inaction would have been huge and it would mean over 20 million Lagosians would be underserved in many areas. It was, therefore, with this mandate that the Lagos government sought the support of professional advisers to access the capital market in December 2019.

“It is fulfilling to note that, despite hurdles we faced, we have been able to achieve the target we set for ourselves. In fact, we exceeded the target. I want to assure all residents that the proceeds from this bond issuance programme will be judiciously utilised in line with our T.H.E.M.E.S agenda to achieve a greater Lagos.”

 

 

 

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Sanwo-Olu praises Munachi, 12yr-old author of 3 books

Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has showered praises on child prodigy and 12-year-old author, Munachi Mbonu, a student of Atlantic Hall, Lagos, on the publication of her third book titled ‘Father’s Will’.

‘Father’s Will’ is a fantasy interwoven with science fiction, in which the main character, a super cop, demonstrates innate powers to solve earth-shattering cases.

Munachi had previously authored two books: ‘Concealed’ and ‘Chidubem’.

Sanwo-Olu, was among distinguished personalities at the unveiling ceremony. The governor, who was visibly impressed, praised the teenage author and encouraged her not to relent in her efforts.

“Munachi is no doubt on a path to greatness. She has defined her path and I must say without a doubt that the sky is her limit,” the governor said.

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BBC To Terminate 450 Newsroom Jobs

The BBC will axe 450 newsroom jobs as part of plans to adapt “to changing audience needs” and meet its savings target, the broadcaster announced on Wednesday.

“The BBC has to face up to the changing way audiences are using us,” Fran Unsworth, director of news and current affairs, said in a statement.

“We have to adapt and ensure we continue to be the world’s most trusted news organisation, but crucially, one which is also relevant for the people we are not currently reaching,” she added.

The British Broadcasting Corporation, which has an £80 million ($104 million, 95 million euro) savings target, said it was spending too much on “traditional linear broadcasting and not enough on digital”.

The “Victoria Derbyshire” morning show will be axed, with other job losses coming from a reduction in the number of films produced by flagship news programme “Newsnight”.

Other jobs will be lost at radio station 5 Live, and there will be a review of the number of presenters working for the broadcaster.

It noted that audiences for traditional television broadcasts continued to decline, especially amongst 16 to 34-year-olds.

“The BBC newsroom will be reorganised along a ‘story-led’ model, focusing on news stories more than on programmes or platforms,” said the statement.

“This is designed to reduce duplication and to ensure that BBC journalism is making as much impact as possible with a variety of audiences.”

Embattled BBC boss Tony Hall announced last week he would step down in six months’ time, as the corporation grapples with a damaging equal-pay ruling and questions over its funding model as new ways emerge to consume news and entertainment.

Hall, 68, who will depart after seven years at the helm, said the BBC needed new leadership ahead of negotiations with the government in the middle of the decade over its future funding and status.

Unsworth insisted that “Auntie”, as it is informally known in Britain, had “a vital role to play locally, nationally and internationally”.

“In fact, we are fundamental to contributing to a healthy democracy in the UK and around the world,” she added.

“If we adapt we can continue to be the most important news organisation in the world.”

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Breaking: FG Approves N33,000 Monthly Allowance for NYSC Members

The Director-General, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim has cleared the air on the amount approved as Corps Members’ monthly allowance by the Federal Government in line with the new National Minimum Wage.

The DG confirmed that corps members would receive the sum of N30,000 as their monthly pay.

In a press statement posted on the official Facebook page of NYSC, the DG explained: “provision had been made for the new allowance in the year 2020 Budget, adding that payment would commence as soon as funds are released by the appropriate authorities.”
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Again, fire guts Balogun market in Lagos

A section of the Balogun market on Lagos Island, is reportedly on fire again just after few weeks of the same incident.

Eyewitnesses revealed that the fire started from the building opposite Oluwole Car Park on Martins Street.

According to reports, residents of the area, have called on the Lagos State Emergency Agency (LASEMA), and other government agencies for a rescue mission.

 

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Maduagwu writes Sanwo-Olu, says more regulation is needed not ban

Few days after the Lagos State Government announced its plans to ban motorcycles and tricycles in some parts of the state, Nollywood actor, Uche Maduagwu has written an open letter to the governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Maduagwu, in his letter which was made public via his official Instagram page, argued that what is needed is a regulation of the riders and not a complete ban.

He wrote:

“Dear Governor #BabajideSanwoOlu, we need regulation and not a ban on motorcycles and tricycles on major parts of #Lagos, that will only send a shock wave of poverty on many Lagosians… 😭😭Sir, there is no job in this #country, and because an idle mind is the devil’s workshop, so many youths took it upon themselves to be self-employed by riding #okada and Keke napep, with each motorcycle rider making a daily income of at least 3k, the Okada business allegedly generates at least 30 Billion Naira daily in #Nigeria because there are allegedly 10 million Okada riders all over Nigeria.

Lagos okada riders alone should generate 10 billion Naira daily.

Imagine if these okada are banned on major roads in Lagos, imagine the poverty lagosians will face? I weep when I got to know that from 2016 to 2019, there were over 10,000 accidents caused by okada riders in Lagos, but imagine if this okada #transport business was well regulated? Will these accident occur? Its only in #Naija motocycle riders have no helmet for protection, 95% of okada riders in Lagos dont understand traffic signs, so what are we saying? If you ban okada today, will criminals not look for a new means for getaway?

The traffic congestion in lagos is bad, a ban on okada means more vehicles on the road which will make traffic congestion worse. Sir, during your campaign, if you told these okada riders of your alleged ban on their means of livelihood next month, will they vote?

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Mother and son bag three years for cyber fraud

The Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced one Mrs Damilola Adeyeri and her son, Alaba, to three years’ imprisonment for defrauding an American of the sum of $82,570.

Justice C. J. Aneke convicted the duo of the four counts bordering on “fraudulent trick business and email compromise” filed against them by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Damilola and her son had pleaded guilty to the charges at their arraignment on Tuesday.

The prosecuting counsel for the EFCC, Bilikisu Buhari, told the court that the mother and son conspired with one Kareem Russel, who is still at large, to defrauded the Chief Executive Officer of American Cranes Manufacturing Company.

Damilola and Alaba were said to have carried out the fraud by “dishonestly representing yourselves as the CEO of American Cranes Manufacturing Company, and thereafter, you sent an email from  with the intent to gain advantage to yourselves.”

The prosecutor told the court that the convicts acted contrary to sections 27 (1) (a) and 23 (3) of the Cybercrime (Prohibition, Prevention, etc) Act, 2015, and were liable to be punished under Section 22(1) of the same Act.

The offences were also said to be contrary to sections 421 and 422 of the Criminal Code Act, Cap C38.

In his judgment, Justice Aneke said he would temper justice with mercy, because the convicts pleaded guilty to the charges immediately rather than waste the time of the court.

He sentenced them to three years’ imprisonment on each of the four counts, but said the sentences would run concurrently.

The judge said despite that the convicts immediately admitted guilt and showed remorse, he had the duty to administer punishment in accordance with the relevant laws to serve as a deterrent to others.

“Consequently, I hereby sentence each of the convicts to three years on counts one, two, three and four. The sentences are to run concurrently,” Justice Aneke held.

 

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RRS arrest 5 LG officers for extorting motorists

The Rapid Response Squad (RRS) operatives have arrested five suspects who identified themselves to be Local Government Traffic officials for collecting bribes from motorists along LASU-Igando Expressway.

After a complain filed by Professor Abdulraham Olayiwola, the suspects, who claimed they were on contract with the Ikotun-Igando Local Council Development Area in Alimosho Local Government we’re arrested.

The suspects arrested include: the gang leader, Taiwo Falodun (48), Mukaila Atanda (48), Adedire Olaniyi (40), Chibuzor Eze (26) and Akinseye Alex (48).

The suspect had last week Thursday extorted N41,000:00 from Professor Olayiwola for not speeding on the Expressway.

The Professor, according to investigations, was heading towards Igando from LASU when the suspects, operating on Keke NAPEP forced him to park for not speeding. He was forced to drive to their hideout on LASU – Igando Expressway.

It was here, his vehicle was impounded and made to pay N41,000 before the vehicle was released to him the following day.

During the arrest, over 15 private vehicles and two commercial buses had been impounded by the miscreants and their tyres deflated.

Some of the victims, who the gang just arrested described the activities of the suspects as illegal. One of them who declined to mention his name stated that the suspects demanded N30,000 from him for his vehicle not to be towed to Badagry, where he would be made to pay N75,000.

Investigations revealed that many private car owners were paying cash and through a POS allegedly owned by one of the suspects.

According to Falodun, a dismissed Spy Policeman, there are three teams operating for Ikotun-Igando LCDA, adding that, they were engaged to work for the Local Government Council on contract.

He noted that the team remits N20,000 weekly to the Local Council.

Recovered from the team were payment tickets issued to their victims ranging from N25,000 to N41,000 and one tri cycle.

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