The Lagos State Police Command has arrested five persons for allegedly stealing female under wears for ritual purposes .
Also, the police rescued a Student of the University of Nigeria Nsuka ( UNN), Enugu State, from committing suicide.
Lagos State police public relations officer, DSP Bala Elkana, said: “On January 10, at about 8.pm, acting on information, operatives from Ojo Police Station arrested Chukwajekwu Eziigbo, 15 ,of Ilufe area Ojo ,for stealing female under wears from clothesline. The suspect confessed that for one year now, he has been stealing female under wears from different houses in Ojo and environs. He further confessed that he usually hand over those stolen under wears to the following female suspects for a payment: Chidima Obietuake , 17, Chikwaka Chidima Jemfe , 17, Gold Enyinnaya ,23, and Akomas Amarachi 26, all of Ilufe area, Ojo. The suspects have been arrested and they confessed to the commission of the crime. Detectives recovered some stolen female under wears from the suspects. Investigation is ongoing, the suspects will be charged to Court”.
Elkana, said in another developement ,that the police prevented a -21 -year -old student of UNN from committing suicide . On January 7,at about 0829hrs, an officer of Lagos State Neighbourhood Security Corps, alerted Ejigbo police station that a young man, Obasi Augustine Chuckuemeka,of 4, Alaba Street, Ejigbo Last bus stop , a student of UNN, Enugu campus tied a rope in a loop around their living room ceiling fan in preparation for committing suicide because he was scolded by his parents. Swift response by operatives from Ejigbo Police Station prevented him from killing himself. He was rescued and taken to hospital for medical examination. Investigation is ongoing”.
Elkana ,said in similar development the police arrested a Car wash operator for allegedly killing his neighbour over locking of house gate
According to him :” On January 11 , at about 7.20pm, Faith Elebo , of No 32 Ola street reported at Itire Police station that at about 0130hrs, Sheriff Balogun 35 , who lives in the same compound with them had a fight with her father Peter Elebo ,about when to close their compound gate. Sherif Balogun pushed down Peter Elebo who started vomiting blood and died on the spot. Homicide detectives led by the Divisional Police Officer Itire, SP Barkfur Kromkyes visited the scene. The deceased person was evacuated to the mortuary for autopsy. The suspect was arrested and transferred to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department, Yaba for discreet investigation and prosecution.
He said a mentally derailed man set a man ablaze in Surulere area of the State .
He said : ” On January 9, at about 0708hrs , Adeola Kadara of 13 Aiyeleto Street Surulere reported at Surulere police Station that she received information that on 08/01/2020 her brother, Bolatito Farook Kadara ,was set ablaze at Hogan Bassey Street Surulere and was taken to Lagos Island General hospital. Police detectives visited the scene and proceeded to island hospital where the victim was seen recuperating. He made a statement to the police and narrated how Badejo Adewale who is mentally deranged poured petrol on him and ignited it. investigation was extended to psychiatric hospital Yaba where the suspect is admitted. Efforts made to interview him proved abortive as he could not utter a word. Investigation is on going”.