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Police escort’s stray bullet kills motorist in Lagos


Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni

How serial Facebook rapist was arrested at FESTAC

A police officer engaged as an escort has allegedly killed a motorist, simply identified as Fatai, when he fired gunshots into the air to disperse vehicles trapped in traffic at Doyin bus stop in Orile, Lagos State.

This led to Fatai’s colleagues and eyewitnesses at the scene of the incident, which occurred on Sunday, to stage a protest against the policeman.

According to one of the protesters, the incident has thrown the wife and children of the deceased into mourning.

“He was the breadwinner of his family. His life was cut short abruptly, leaving behind his wife and five children. Who will take care of them?” lamented the protester, who identified himself as the victim’s friend.

A trader , Ebere Madu who witnessed the incident, told The Guardian: “I was attending to my customers when I suddenly I heard a gunshot. There was pandemonium as all over as people ran helter shelter, thinking it was an armed robbery attack.”

Madu said the policeman immediately abandoned the vehicle he was escorting and fled the scene when he realized someone had been fatally hit by the shot he fired.

However, a few people at the scene summoned up courage and held occupants of the vehicle, who were later handed over to the police at Orile Division, alongside with Fatai’s body.

In another development, the Lagos State police command has arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly posing as a bank manager on Facebook and luring young ladies with fake business proposals before raping them in hotels.

The suspect, Falose Oluwoye Nifemi, who lives in Lagos, claimed he was a successful banker with a new generation bank and based in Abuja.

According to Festac Police Division where the suspect was arrested, Falose’s antics were aimed at deceiving his victims.

It was gathered that the suspect, on his Facebook profile, claimed to have attended Madonna University, Okija, Anambra State though police investigation, however, revealed he was a school certificate holder.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed the arrest, described the suspect as a serial Facebook rapist.

According to him, the suspect was arrested in FESTAC town by the Divisional Police Officer, Monday Agbonika, while attempting to rape another victim.

In his confession, he said: “I met the girls online and they are ‘runs’ girls who accepted my proposal because of the financial inducement I usually put before them. It was not a case of rape but strictly business proposal. I met them on Facebook and we usually agree on a price.

“The last attempt, which blew the lid, was another of such ladies I invited. I promised to pay her N100,000 after making love to her, but I did not. I stole her expensive phone to solve my problem.

“During our discussion, we agreed to meet in a hotel in FESTAC. I did not know that she is a friend to one of the girls I met previously. It was the lady I had sex with previously that called in the police.

“The other lady who claimed to have been raped by me was not raped. We met as usual and agreed on an amount. After our love affair in the room, we went to the reception to get food and drinks. While she was eating, I told her I want to get something from the room.

“When I got to the room, I searched her bag and saw phones and some money. I took the phones and cash and left without her knowing. My advice to ladies is that they shouldn’t love a man because of money. Materialism and love of money is killing many girls that use social media today.”

Owoseni said about five girls have accused the suspect of chatting them up on Facebook and soliciting for sexual friendship.

The suspect however, admitted to have had sex with only two women and stole from them.

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