The Lagos State Police Command has arrested two suspected armed robbers at Ejigbo area of the State.
The suspects were arrested on Friday, January 22 by police operatives attached to Ejigbo division following a tip off.
The suspects were picked up at the shrine were they had gone to one Lawrence Adeniji, (OPC Abore) to appease, Ogun, the god of iron.
The Command’s Spokesman, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed this to journalists in a statement on Thursday.
The suspects are: Opeyemi Adegboyega and Dernard Ahor.
“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.
Items recovered from them included two locally-made pistols, six live cartridges, one hand chain, one ring, two 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.
In another development, the police operatives attached to Owutu Division in Ikorodu, have arrested two suspected cultists on Sunday, January 24 at about 11pm at Damis Palace Hotel Igboolomu area, Ikorodu.
“The police had been informed of the gathering of some suspected cultists, planning to foment troubles in the area, when the police operatives, in conjunction with some Vigilante men, raced to the hotel and picked up the suspects while others escaped.
The police recovered locally-made pistols and assorted charms were recovered from the duo of Lucky Ibaye and Kazeem Sherif.
The suspects have also 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.