The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a lady, Esther Paul, for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend, Sadiq Dahiru, to death at Amusa Street, Agungi, in the Lekki area of the state.
Dahiru’s stepfather, Kazeem Obafunso, according to The Punch, after being briefed that his stepson had been stabbed by his girlfriend, reported the incident at the Ilasan Police Station.
It was learnt that policemen detailed to investigate the case rushed Dahiru to Evercare Hospital where a doctor on duty confirmed him dead.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the development, said Paul had been arrested, adding that Dahiru’s corpse had been deposited in the IDH mortuary in the Yaba area of the state for autopsy.
He added, “Preliminary investigation is ongoing; the case will be transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, for further investigation.” Meanwhile, Hudenyin, in a statement on Sunday, confirmed the arrest of a 28-year-old serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo, for allegedly kidnapping a three-year-old boy, identified simply as Bright, in the Ejigbo area of the state.
Hundeyin said, “Following painstaking investigation and intelligence gathering into the abduction of a three-year-old boy, Bright, on October 27, 2022, in the Ejigbo area of Lagos State, detectives of the State Criminal Investigation Department, Lagos State Command, have arrested one serial kidnapper, Joy Kolapo.
“The suspect was arrested in the Omi Adio area of Oyo State on November 12, 2022 with another victim, one Moses, 7, whom she had kidnapped in the Olopo Meta area of Oyo state.
“Investigation led to the rescue of Bright in Akute area of Ogun State the same day the suspect was arrested.”
Cynthia Gregg Identifies Quest to Dominate As Cause of Proliferation of Small Arms
By Eric Elezuo
A security expect and Chief Executive Officer, Safety Signatures Limited, Dr. Cynthia Gregg, has identified the need for individuals to have intimidate and dominion over their fellow man as one of the reasons for the proliferation of small arms and light weapons in the Nigerian Civil space, thereby resulting in insecurity and unsafe habitation.
Gregg made the observation while participating as a panelist during the panel session of the 2023 National Security Conference of the National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP), on Thursday at the Civic Centre, Lagos.
The security practitioner noted that the issue of small arms and light weapons in the hands of non state actors, has become a major concern to all and sundry as killings abound, affecting both men in uniform and their civilian counterparts in the country today.
“We have noticed that in our society today, the person who carries the weapon is the most feared, and so because everyone wants to be feared, wants to dominate and intimidate the other person, they go to any length to acquire illegal weapons. That explains why when a robber encounters someone, the first thing they do is brandish a weapon or unleash some brutality to subdue their victim. It is the norm, unfortunately,” she said.
She further called on the public to encourage and help the law enforcement agencies to carry out their duties by saying something when they see something, and advocated community engagement to deal with challenges of proliferation of lethal weapons in the hands of non state actors.
Again, Gregg lauded the efforts of NAOSNP in using its platform to propagate safety and security through fruitful engagements with relevant institutions and reportage of credible security stories as well as advocacy through its enviable conferences.
Police Confirm Conclusion of Mohbad’s Autopsy, Await Result
The Lagos State Police Command had said the autopsy conducted on Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, had been concluded.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this to The Punch during a telephone conversation on Thursday.
He said, “Autopsy has been concluded. Awaiting results.”
Earlier on, while responding to an enquiry by the paper concerning arrests made by the police in connection with the late singer’s death, Hundeyin said, “I can’t answer questions on the arrests yet because I don’t have that update. However, the nurse is in our custody; I can confirm that.”
Police Exhume Mohbad’s Body for Autopsy
The body of the late singer, Ilerioluwa Oladimeji Aloba, popularly known as Mohbad, has been exhumed for autopsy.
Lagos State Police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, disclosed the development via his X handle on Thursday.
The Lagos Police image maker wrote: “Exhumation completed. Autopsy to commence. #JusticeForMohad #Justice4Mohbad.”