Fresh suspected hideout of ritualists discovered at Ile Zik, Lagos, Ikeja. 2 suspects arrested.
Commander, RRS, ACP Tunji Disu and other senior police officers are on ground to prevent suspects from being lynched.Premium Times reports that some clothes and other personal items discovered at the alleged den was set ablaze by the mob following the discovery.
“About three days ago we discovered that there is a cage and we went there, beside the CCTV camera, a man who has been taken away now by the police lives there and we used to think he is a mad man.
“Some items discovered include ladies underwear and lots more, we later saw that he is normal, many human items were found there,” Prince Adeyanju, a resident, said.
One of the ritualist was reportedly arrested with an I-Phone, according to the a statement from the Rapid Response Squad. Security men comprising of the police, army and neighbourhood watchers have been deployed to the area to forestall the break down of law and order.
This latest discovery comes days after a tunnel used by suspected ritualists near Obadeyi bus stop, along Lagos-Abeokuta expressway was uncovered by residents. The finding followed the arrest of an alleged kidnapper after passers-by said they heard a cry for help by a female victim. Two suspects were apprehended by the residents following a search of the tunnel.
While one of the suspects was set ablaze by a mob, the other allegedly ran out of the other end of the hole but was eventually caught.