Political Gangsters of Lagos

A recent stabbing exposes the underbelly of Lagos politics

In 2010, the Nigerian chattering classes were shocked, shocked! by a BBC documentary titled Law and Disorder in Lagos. In it, the journalist, Louis Theroux, showed how swathes of Lagos were essentially run by criminal gangs with the approval of the state government.

One highlight of the documentary was the introduction to a wider audience of Alhaji Musi…

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