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BREAKING! Heavy Gunshots As Hoodlums Attack Ijanikin Community, Block Lagos-Badagry Expressway

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Hoodlums and rival gangs in Ijanikin community in Olorunda LCDA have attacked Shoe Bags and textile market and adjourn ING Lagos Badagry express way thereby blockading the only road connecting Lagos to other West African countries.

Commuters plying the Lagos Badagry road have sent distress message to the Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu and Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi over blockades of Lagos Badagry road at night by youths and hoodlums from the neighbouring Oto and Ijanikin communities.Both communities have been at logger head since three days ago over masquerades from one of the community which allegedly assaulted one of the indigens. About a week ago, angry youths from the area had blocked same Ijanikin section of the road protesting death of an Okada rider in the area in the area who allegedly died in the hands of Policemen.

Narrating his ordeal last night, a commercial bus driver who gave his name as Suliman Lagelu said on getting to Ijanikin after the Police station, angry youths wielding cutlass, Dane gun and charms cordoned of the road and ordered him to turn back. Other vehicles who resisted them were attacked and their vehicles vandalised.Lagelu added that not even presence of Policemen from neighboring Ijanikin police station could bring the situation under control as they retreated inside their post and locked their gates.

It was also gathered that stranded commuters who attempted to seek refuge at the station till in the morning, were turned back by the station guard who said he was not authorized to open the gate for anybody.

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Most of the commuters who passed the night on the highway call on the state governor and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Alabi to quickly intervene before the case results into serious security breach.

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OPC arrests two for stealing machine in Lagos

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Members of the Oodua People’s Congress, on Monday, arrested two men who allegedly stole a vulcanising machine from a store at Mile 12, in the Kosofe Local Government Area of Lagos State.

The Chief Security Officer of the Gani Adams-led faction of the OPC, Rotimi Obayemi, that the suspects confessed to stealing the machine after it was found with them.

He identified the suspects as Sanni Aminu, 30, and Ibrahim Salisu, 29.

Obayemi said, “I was called by the OPC chairman who told me that they had caught two thieves. On arrival, I interrogated the suspects in Hausa because they did not understand English. They both confessed that they broke into a store at Underbridge, Mile 12, and stole the machine.”

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Aminu, who claimed to be a wheelbarrow pusher at the Mile 12 Market, said, “I accompanied my brother last night. I didn’t know that he was going to steal the machine.”

The Lagos State Chairman, OPC, Okanlomo Adeniyi, said the police had been informed of the incident and that the suspects and the stolen machine would be handed over to the authorities.

Okanlomo said, “We have reported the case to the Ikeja division of the police command; they are on their way. We will hand over the suspects and the stolen machine to them when they get here.”

He noted that the case would be monitored to ensure that the machine was returned to its owner.

As of the time of filing this report, attempts to speak to the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, were unsuccessful.

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BREAKING: Kidnap kingpin, Evans, sentenced to 21 years imprisonment

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Kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant, Victor Aduba, have been sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for kidnapping one Sylvanus Hafia.

The sentence was issued by Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court on Monday.

Both convicts had been accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia at about 5:30 pm on June 23, 2014, at Kara Street, Amuwo Odofin in Lagos.

After succeeding with the abduction, they demanded $2 million as ransome.

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Pleading not guilty, Justice Taiwo proceeded with the sentence on the grounds that it would serve as a deterrent to other aspiring kidnappers.

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Flutterwave accused of data breach, unauthorise access to customer account (Photos)

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An investigative journalist and Twitter lord, David Hundeyin, has again attacked Flutterwave over data breach and unathourised access to his inactive Barter account, a lifestyle payments solution by the company.

This won’t be the first time Hundeyin would be dragging the fintech company. Recall that Freelanews reports how Flutterwave’s CEO was being investigated over allegations of financial misconduct as a result of an exclusive report by the controversial journalist.

In a series of post on his Twitter handle, Hundeyin claimed his account was logged into and threatened the platform of serious consequences if any fraud is perpetrated by impersonating him.

“Hi @theflutterwave. I have sent an email requesting immediate deactivation of my inactive Barter account.

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“Someone has somehow gained access to that account without hacking my email which is impossible without an internal data breach from your end,” he wrote.

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While analysing the break-in, the journalist explained that his username was messed with.

“The person logged into my Barter account which is paired to a Wema Bank account linked to my BVN (which is viewable under the ‘security’ tab), and changed the name on the account.

“I cannot begin to describe the amount of trouble you are in if any fraud is carried out in my name,” he submitted.

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