By; RAYMOND TEDUJAYE, Lagos
At least two suspected ritualists have been apprehended by the police in Lagos State, barely 24 hours after the new Commissioner of Police Mr. Edgal Imohimi assumed office.
The new police chief had during his maiden bress briefing vowed to reduce crime to 30 per cent in the first three month of his watch in the state
The suspects,Sarafu Yakubu Aged 25years,who hails from Ove Community in Magbon and 40year old Fatai Muritado of Tologbo area,Magbon all in Badagry, were all arrested in the wee hours of Friday at Oble Community.
Our correspondent reliably gathered that they were nabbed by a crack team of Police operatives from Area ‘K’ Command led by the Area Commander,an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Hope Okafor.
According to a reliable eye witness account (Names withheld),the suspects numbering four ,were on the verge of sacrificing their female victim,Miss Ayomide Bello,after raping her in turns,when a distress call was sent to the Area Commander by a resident, who was alerted the victims shout for help.
ACP Okafor was said to have swung into action and succeeded in smoking the suspects out of their hide out.
The two suspects said to be presently cooling off their heels at the Area ‘K’ Police detention facility,confessed to have kidnapped their victims from Ibadan ,Oyo State on Monday the 4th of September 2017,and successfully moved her to Lagos.
Our correspondent further gathered that for Police resistence,the suspects would have been lynched by some angry residents that had converged to witness the rescue operation.
A police source who confirmed the arrest,informed that the suspects have been transfered to the State Command Headquarter, Ikeja, adding that investigation was on going.
He added that effort to arrest the remaining members of the syndicate is on top gear.
When the Area Commander was contacted,she declined comments but directed our correspondent to confirm from the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO).
As at the time of going to the press,telephone calls put across to the PPRO,Mr Famous Cole,an Assistant Superintendent of Police was not picked.