The police operatives attached to Ejigbo Division, based on a tip off, arrested two (2) suspects, Opeyemi Adegboyega, 28-years-old and Dennard Ahor, 35-years-old on Friday, January 22, 2021, at Ejigbo area of Lagos while consulting one Lawrence Adeniji, popularly known as OPC Abore at his Shrine to appease the god of Iron, Ogun.
At the shrine, the Abore and some members of the community quickly informed the Divisional Police Officer, Ejigbo Division of the antics and suspicious moves of the suspects for being in possession of locally-made pistols, live cartridges and ammunition to appease ogun (the god of Iron) which is strange to their usual practice in the shrine.
Items recovered from the suspects includes two (2) locally-made pistols, six (6) live cartridges, one hand chain, one ring, two (2) iPhones, one Nokia phone, one Tecno phone and assorted charms.
The suspects Opeyemi Adegboyega and Dennard Ahor with their exhibits have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
In another development, the police operatives attached to Owutu Division in Ikorodu arrested two (2) suspected cultists on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at about 11:00pm at Damis Palace Hotel Igboolomu area, Ikorodu.
The police got a tip of the gathering of some suspected cultists planning to foment troubles in the area and in conjunction with some Vigilante men, raced to the hotel where the two (2) suspects were held while others escaped.
The suspected cultists arrested are Lucky Ibaye, 23-years-old and 34-years-old Kazeem Sherif. Two (2) locally-made pistols and assorted charms were recovered from them and they have been transferred to State CID Panti for investigation and possible prosecution.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has applauded the efforts of the members of the community to call the attention of the police to such suspicious acts of the suspects at Ejigbo and Owutu respectively. He however appealed to the general public to embrace the principles of community policing and support the police in providing adequate security for all and sundry in Lagos State