Lukman Mohammed a 24-year-old fashion designer, was on Tuesday remanded at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court for possession of a gun.
The police charged Mohammed, who resides in Alabarajo, Ojo, Lagos State with a three-count charge of conspiracy, belonging to an unlawful society, and unlawful possession of firearms.
The prosecutor, Insp. Mojirade Edeme told the court that the defendant and others still at large committed the offences on July 20 at Alabarayo, Ojo, Lagos State.
She said the defendant, who belonged to an unlawful society called “Aiye” confraternity, was caught with firearms.
“The defendant, who is a member of an unlawful society prohibited by Lagos State, armed himself with a gun.
“The police, who received information about the defendant’s activities intercepted him.
“When he was searched, a gun and one unexpended cartridge were found which he cannot give a satisfactory account of how he came about it,” he said.
He said the offences violate Sections 42, 51 and 411 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
Magistrate O. O. Raji, who did not take Mohammed’s plea, ordered that he should be remanded in Kirikri Correctional Centre.
Raji, however, directed the police to send the case file to the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.
She adjourned the case until Sept. 20 for DPP’s advice.
See Why Nigerian Lady was Killed by Italian Husband
New Revelations On Why Nigerian Lady Was Killed By Her Italian Husband In Italy.
More revelations have surfaced on why Italian based 31 years old Nigerian lady Rita Amenze was killed by her 61-year-old Italian husband Pierangelo Pellizzar
It will be recalled that Rita was shot 4 times while she was stepping out of her office
A very reliable source in Italy who pleaded on condition of anonymity made some startling revelations on the incident
According to her, Rita came to Italy in 2017 as an illegal immigrant and was rescued at the sea and taken to a refugee camp
In 2018 Pierangelo Pellizzar met her, married her and took her out of the refugee camp.
Not too long after, she was granted citizenship (the Italian passport) which enabled her get a good job.
Meanwhile, before moving to Italy, she already had 3 kids back home in Nigeria.
Recently, she travelled to Nigeria and got married to the father of her three kids
Before she returned, her best friend went and revealed to the white man that his wife is cheating on him and has gotten married in Nigeria to the father of her children.
She told the white man that he should watch out because as soon Rita returns, she would file for a divorce.
And that was what Rita actually did, she filed for a divorce as soon as she returned. She planned to divorce the white man and relocate her Nigerian husband and children to Italy.
Her Italian husband would not hear of it. But all attempts to convince her to change her mind were rebuffed.
On the day of the crime, he traced her to her office, shot her four times in front of her colleagues before handing himself over to the police.
Investigations showed that he is a drug addict who has been in and out of jail severally.
He has pleaded that he was emotionally disturbed and depressed by the behavior of Rita which led to his action
Pierangelo Pellizzar was previously banned from acquiring firearms, but it was not clear how he was able to lay his hands on the gun he used in killing Rita Amenze
The Nigerian Ambassador to Italy, the Nigerian Community in Italy as well as the Executive Chairman of Nigerian Diaspora Commission Hon Abike Dabiri Erewa have called for a thorough investigation into the incident.
True Story Behind the Murder of Faith Aigbe in Benin city
Here is the tyre story behind the murder of Faith Aigbe in Benin city, reportedly alleged to be murdered by the Enogie of Uhoro community alias Drug.
This morning I was awakened by the sad and despicable events of what happened, how a young 25 years old Faith Aigbe was lured by one Friday Ogieriakhi Iguodeyala alias (Drugs) who claims to be the Ohen of Uhoro community to his house she was brutally assaulted and left to die inside a locked Lexus jeep.
The sad event happened yesterday, the young girl was a teacher in one of the schools in the community, the said Ohen has been pestering her for a relationship despite married to 4 wives, yesterday the Ohen lured her to a location yesterday where she informed the Ohen that she is planning her introduction to get married, enraged by the information, the said Ohen went into a rage and beat the young girl mercilessly until she became unresponsive, then he dragged her into his tinted Lexus 350 and drove her to central hospital, on arrival at central hospital he parked his car with the young girl inside and fled the scene without trying to get the hospital emergency teams to administer treatment or first aid to her.
Seeing that the young girl did not return home after some hours the family started a frantic search for her and one of the boys to the Ohen informed the family of her whereabouts, they rushed to the hospital parking lot and searched for the car on finding the car and the young girl sucked in the back seat the mother tried to force the car door open in the hope that the girl might still be alive but the hospital security stopped her and requested they go get the police, the distrust mother then rushed to Aideyan police station and after 2 hours the police reluctantly accompanied them there, instead of the police to quickly force the car open they insisted in towing the car to their police station saying that they do not have the power to force open the car.
Again the distrust mother watching life sneaking out of her daughter went to look for a towing van and after about 5 hours the car was eventually towed to the police station where the police then broke the glass of the car and discovered that the young girl had given up the ghost.
The family of the young girl are in serious pains now and the said Ohen is bragging that nothing can happen to him. The mother of the deceased girl called me early this morning and tearfully narrated her ordeal to me.
Here is an extensive video report
NDLEA Intercepts 24 Heroin and Codeine in Drug Raid at Lagos Seaport
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) intercepts 24, 311kgs heroin, codeine in fresh drug busts at Lagos airport, Tincan seaport.
Drugged cookies, others seized in raids across Abuja, Edo, Kaduna, Taraba, Kwara, Gombe
Barely a week after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA intercepted N6 billion worth of Amphetamine, popularly known as jihadists drug at the Apapa port in Lagos, operatives of the Agency have again seized over 24, 311 kilograms of heroin, codeine as well as Arizona and Colorado variants of cannabis in fresh drug busts at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja and the Tincan seaport, Apapa, Lagos state.
The first seizure came on Friday 3rd September, 2021 at the SAHCO export shed of the MMIA where two consignments containing 10.350kg heroin and 25.2kg cannabis from South Africa were intercepted. In series of sting operations between Saturday 4th Sept and Monday 6th Sept, in different parts of Lagos, four suspects were arrested including Mrs. Bello Kafayat Ayo who was picked from Shino Street, Palmgroove area of the state.
At the Tincan seaport, Apapa, narcotic officers intercepted a 40ft container loaded with 22,590 kilograms of Barcadin Codeine syrup on Monday 6th Sept following intelligence received from international partners on the container since May 2021. The container was also found to include 4,020.03kg of analgesic tablets and 47 cartons of insulated hot pots used to conceal the illicit drugs, all imported from India. Equally, on Friday 10th Sept, a consignment of Colorado weighing 17.5kg and hidden inside a Grand Caravan Dodge vehicle shipped in a 40ft container from Montreal, Canada, was also intercepted and seized at the Tincan port.
Meanwhile, a 20-year-old graduate, Miss Bee Okoro has been arrested in Abuja for producing and selling drugged candies and cookies. A 27-year-old dispatch rider, Idewo Raimi who handles door-to-door delivery for her was also arrested.
The suspects who were arrested at Garki Area 11 on Friday 10th Sept, with a number of their drugged products and 400grams of Loud and Arizona, confessed they have been in the drug business for over a year.
In Edo state, a total of 1,425.2 kilograms of compressed blocks of cannabis sativa were seized in a raid on Aviosi outskirt, close to Uzebba, Owan west LGA, on Monday 6th Sept, while on the same day one Yahaya Mamman was nabbed along Zaria-Danja road, Kaduna with 10.3kg Tramadol and 60.5kg Exol-6. The previous day, Thursday 5th Sept, one ThankGod Danladi was arrested at Tudun Wada area of Jalingo, the Taraba state capital with 44.2kg of cannabis.
In the same vein, NDLEA operatives in Kwara state on Tuesday 7th Sept, arrested a 36-year-old lady, Yusuf Sherifat who recently completed a jail sentence following her conviction by a Federal High Court in Ilorin for dealing in 22 grams of crack cocaine. Her latest arrest along Specialist Hospital Road, Alagbado, Ilorin, followed intelligence that she has resumed sale of crack cocaine in Ilorin metropolis. This time around, she devised another means of delivering drugs along the road to known customers who contact her via telephone calls.
In Gombe state, raids across the state between Wednesday 1st Sept and Friday 10th Sept led to the arrest of at least nine drug dealers from who assorted illicit drugs weighing over 150kg were recovered. One of such was the interception of a DAF truck loaded with 128kg of psychotropic substances coming from Onitsha, Anambra state along Gombe-Yola road.
In his reaction to the latest drug busts at the Lagos airport, Tincan seaport and across the FCT, Edo, Kaduna, Taraba, Kwara and Gombe states, Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA, Brig. Gen. Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd), commended the commanders, officers and men of the commands for their resilience and bravery. He said the series of arrests and seizures across the country further affirm NDLEAs zero tolerance for production, trafficking and abuse of any illicit substance, warning that drug dealers who are yet to have a change of heart must be ready to contend with the new NDLEA.