Lagos State Government Pulls Down Fela’s Statue Along Allen Avenue (PHOTOS)
The statue of Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has been pulled down. It was erected two years ago by Akinwunmi Ambode, former Lagos Governor.
Gboyega Akosile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s spokesperson, confirmed that the stature has been pulled down.
He also said the roundabout housing the statue is one of the lists of four roundabouts identified by the government as the causes of traffic in Lagos.
Other roundabouts that cause traffic in Lagos include, Ikotun, Lekki-Epe expressway, and Maryland. The spokesperson also informed newsmen that the artwork will be moved to another spot where it won’t cause traffic.
Here are some the before and after images of the statue
Man Jumps Into Lagoon From Third Mainland Bridge Lagos
A man, 22, jumped into the lagoon from the third mainland bridge yesterday. The man identified as Daibo Toju Davies resides at 17, Sosanya street, Gbagada.
A report said that he had engaged the services of an Uber taxi from a hospital before the occurrence. He allegedly stopped the Uber on the bridge pretending to be having a running stomach before plunging into the lagoon.
Lagos State Emergency Management Agency public affairs officer, Nosa Okunbor said they are making efforts to rescue the man.
“He should be in his mid-twenties. He ordered a car-hailing service from Gbagada to the Island. He deceived the UBER driver that he had a running stomach after which he jumped into the lagoon.
“As I speak with you, the marine unit of the Lagos central zone has been searching for the victim since 11:30 am, but we have not found the body.”
Two luggage with his personal effects and affidavit were discovered on him.
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Police Van Picks Passengers In Lagos
Police van has allegedly been used for commercial purposes in Lagos. This is due to the ban on commercial motorcycle and tricycle popularly known as Okada and Keke Napep in some parts of Lagos.
This is captured by a Twitter user @caren_diala who captured the moment Lagosian rushed to get a seating space in a police van.
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Policemen Arrest Colleagues For Obtaining Bribe In Lagos (VIDEO)
A video has surfaced online showing some policemen arrested by their colleagues for obtaining bribe.
Also, the officers are attached to the Nigeria Police Special Squad ‘Operation Puff Adder’. So, they stormed the spot in patrol their patrol van and arrested the officers collecting bribe at the Ijesha area of Lagos State.
Watch the video here;