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Police arrest, recover pistol from suspect who unleash terror on woman inside Mosque

Police operatives attached to Denton Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on May 3, apprehended a man identified as Omotayo Olaiya for threatening to shoot a woman named Mrs. Olatunji Shakirat, inside the Ansarudeen Mosque, located at Ebute-Metta area of Lagos.

Lagos State Police Public Relation Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a statement on May 5, 2021.

The PPRO said that the matter was reported by the woman being threatened. He said that upon receiving the complaint, a surveillance team was mobilized to track down the suspect.

He said that the Police finally arrested him, and recovered a brown pistol and one motorola walkie-talkie from the suspect.

Part of his statement reads, “Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he bought the pistol from Taiwo, residing at the Ikorodu area of Lagos State in November, 2020, at the rate of 80,000 naira”.


“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the case be transferred to the command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and arrest of other culprits in connection with the case of unlawful possession of firearms and threat to life of the complainant.”

Speaking further, Adejobi said that the Police attached to Festac division of the Lagos State Command rescused an abandoned baby.

He said, “the Police Operatives attached to Festac Division of the Command, rescued an abandoned baby girl, of about six months on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 24B, Plot 3006, Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu Street, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State.”

“The Police in conjunction with the Social Workers from Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State have taken care of the rescued baby and she has been taken to the Juvenile and Women Centre (JWC) Alakara for further action.”

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu has warned against the dumping of babies along the road or in bushes. He warned that anyone caught in the act will be prosecuted according to the law that governs the land.

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