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How Senator Yayi’s Aide, Sanni, Was Shot, Stabbed In The Chest — Suspects



The Lagos State Police Command has apprehended three self-confessed murders of late Adeniyi Sanni, a key aide to Senator Solomon Adeola of Ogun West in the National Assembly.

The suspects, who were all ex-convicts, were apprehended in various parts of the South West following what the command head, CP Idowu Owohunwa, characterised as a thorough and diligent investigative set of activities. They were paraded yesterday at Ikeja’s command headquarters.

According to Owohunwa, preliminary investigation revealed that the trio of Okunnu Fred, 43, Lucky Idudu, 33, and Adedigba Segun were not military personnel after all.

Rather, the suspects were shown to be parading as military personnel during the march in order to force their victims to stop when flagged down.

They were said to be members of a trans-national robbery syndicate that specialized in snatching unregistered vehicles from unsuspecting motorists and, thereafter, driving them to their sponsor and gang leader identified simply as Alhaji, who resides in Benin Republic.

Items recovered from them include two Brownie pistols with three rounds of live ammunition in each and a locally-made cut-to-size pistol with six live cartridges as well as six expended cartridges, military gear, comprising a camouflage vest, jungle hat holster, and jungle boots.

In addition, one Red Honda CRV with number plate, EKY 276 JD, said to have been hijacked by a yet-to-be-identified victim was recovered from them.

Method of operation:

The investigation, according to Owohunwa, revealed that “their modus operandi includes stationing one gang member some meters from Berger bus stop to spot unregistered vehicles. The spotter then calls his gang members, who are dressed in military fatigues and stationed somewhere around Berger bus stop to inform them of the approaching vehicle.

“Once they stop their victim, they request the vehicle customs papers, explaining that they would need to clear security and customs checks.

“In this incident, after seeing the papers, they insisted on taking their victim to their base. Once they entered the vehicle, it dawned on Mr. Sanni that they were robbers. He called out for help, which made the robbers shoot him thrice and further stabbed him.

“They dropped his corpse by the roadside and drove to Kuto, Abeokuta, where they cleaned up the blood stains in the rear seats of the vehicle and same night, proceeded with the vehicle to the border town of Chikunda in Kwara State, where the criminal receiver took delivery of the car.

I have other cells operating across the country. Being a transnational crime, the command is involving the Interpol for the apprehension of this criminal receiver and financier.”

How we killed him:

Speaking with journalists, one of the suspects, Fred, an indigene of Lagos State, revealed how Sani was killed.

He said: “I am from Lagos Island. At 11.30 p.m., Segun spotted the car and alerted us. Lucky was putting on a military uniform and cap. He also held a torchlight. We stopped the car and I walked to the other side and asked the man to show me the customs documents.

He started making a call but I didn’t know who exactly he was talking to. He said the document was inside the car.

“He started shouting, asking what else we wanted since he had given us the particulars. He started shouting for help and at the same time, shouting ‘thief’.

“He came out of the car and started running. I fired two bullets from my gun. Lucky also shot at him and the man fell.
“Segun and I pulled him into the back seat and we drove off. Yet, he kept shouting. Segun, who sat with him at the back stabbed him with a knife in the chest. I asked why he did that because the plan was not to kill him. We dropped his body by the road and drove to the border town of Chikunda in Kwara State, from where we called Alhaji.

“He sent someone who passed us through the border into the Benin Republic. We negotiated N3 million for the car, but Alhaji told us to drop the vehicle and leave, with a promise to send money to us the next time we brought another vehicle. But he never made the payment until we were arrested.”


Italian Bags 24 Years Jail Term For Beating Physically Challenged Nigerian To Death



Filippo Ferlazzo, the Italian who beat Italy-based Nigerian man Alika Ogorchukwu to death in July 2022, has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

The 39-year-old Nigerian who was beaten to death in the Italian city of Civitanova Marche in the Marche Region in the Province of Macerata has finally received justice.

Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), made the announcement in a statement signed by NIDCOM spokesperson Gabriel Odu on Thursday.

Dabiri-Erewa who expressed satisfaction over the justice meted out to Ferlazzo commended the Nigerian Mission in Rome for following through with the case and other cases involving Nigerians.

“I am glad that this case finally got justice. Like I always say, there has to be consequences for actions”.

The NIDCOM boss also urged Nigerians in the diaspora to remain law-abiding, excel in what they do, and never forget home by giving back to their homeland.

She also exhorted Nigerians living abroad to uphold the law, be the best at what they do, and never forget their roots by supporting their home country.

According to the Italian police, Ogorchukwu was assaulted while strolling in broad daylight, after the Nigerian asked Ferlazzo’s fiancée to buy him a handkerchief.

With the use of Ogorchukwu’s crutches, the attacker battered the victim to death in front of multiple witnesses, some of whom made videos on their smartphones.

On July 30, 2022, Ferlazzo was detained and arrested on charges of having murdered Ogorchukwu and having stolen Ogorchukwu’s phone.

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Lagos Government Implements Total Ban On Street Trading, Hawking To Improve Safety And Sanitation



In a bid to create a cleaner, safer, and healthier environment, the Lagos State government, under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment and Water Resources, has implemented a comprehensive ban on street trading, hawking, and related illegal activities.

This landmark decision aims to address the rising concerns over public safety, traffic congestion, and the preservation of vital infrastructure.

Led by the dynamic Commissioner for Environment, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, the state government has assigned the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps (commonly known as KAI) with the responsibility of ensuring strict compliance with the newly enforced environmental sanitation laws.

One of the primary reasons driving this ban is the need to curb the nefarious activities of hawkers who have increasingly resorted to disguising themselves as vendors while preying on unsuspecting motorists. These incidents of theft and robbery have not only threatened the safety of commuters but have also contributed to the disruption of traffic flow on major highways and streets.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration, with its T.H.E.M.E Plus Agenda, is exhibiting a zero-tolerance approach towards street trading, hawking, and other illicit practices. By intensifying efforts to enforce these regulations, the government aims to foster a more conducive and orderly business environment while addressing the concerns of the general public.

The ban extends to the construction of illegal structures on drainage systems, as they pose significant risks to the local water management infrastructure. Additionally, the prohibition encompasses the display of wares on walkways, a practice that not only obstructs pedestrian movement but also contributes to unsightly and cluttered public spaces.

Citizens and traders are urged to cooperate fully with the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, adhering to the newly implemented regulations in order to promote a more organized and hygienic society. The government’s commitment to ensuring the health and safety of its residents remains resolute, and these measures signify a significant step towards achieving that goal.

As the Lagos State government takes proactive steps towards creating a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable urban environment, the hope is that this ban will not only elevate the quality of life for all residents but also serve as a model for other regions to follow suit.

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Marketers Urge Federal Government To Address Rising Gas Prices



The Nigerian Association of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Marketers (NALPGAM) has urged the Federal Government to develop measures to keep gas prices stable and make it available to ordinary Nigerians.

The NALPGAM National President, Abideen Olatunbosun, made this plea during the association’s 36th annual general meeting/conference on Tuesday in Ibadan, Oyo State, with the theme “Expanding gas utilisation beyond imagination.”

He added that if nothing was done to stop the price growth, petrol will soon become a commodity for the few wealthy.

Olatunbosun said, “It is very vital for me to say that the galloping hike in the price of gas in recent times stands as a big challenge to LPG marketers. The government need to find ways to ensure the stability of gas price as well as make gas available to the common Nigerians. If nothing is done to the increase in price, gas will soon be a commodity for the few rich in our society.”

“As a country, we need to improve on our gas utilisation level. If we adopt gas, it will save our forest, improve quality of our lifestyle and the economy will grow. The hike in price of gas is a concern to all.”

In his lecture, the Guest Speaker, Prof Sunday Isehunwa of the Department of Petroluem Engineering, Faculty of Technology, University of Ibadan, identified changes in demand, changes in supply, natural gas production and consumption, changes in price and electricity pricing as some challenges facing LPG market in the country.

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