The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers at a traditional shrine in the Ejigbo area of the state, while they were carrying out some fortification prayers.
The police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in a statement on Thursday.
He said the suspects were arrested on January 22, by police officers attached to Ejigbo Division, after they received a “tip-off” from the Shrine’s Head Priest they were consulting.
The police said the suspects consulted one Lawrence Adeniji, (OPC Abore) at his shrine to appease the god of Iron, Ogun, but when the priest observed that the men were armed, he alerted the police.
“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 the god of Iron, Ogun, which is strange to their usual practice in the shrine, ” the statement partly reads.
The suspects arrested are Opeyemi Adegboyega, 28, and Dernard Ahor, 35.
“Items recovered from them included 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 and their exhibits have been moved to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba for proper investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu,” Mr. Adejobi said.Follow us on social media