Olatunbosun Damilola. D
As a follow up to the breaking news on Monday that another kidnappers’ den was discovered at the Obadeyi bus stop, Agbado, Lagos, the Boss took a trip to the area this morning to watch events unfold.
About 8:40am, while the Police were arriving in trickles, a woman was noticed coming out of the hole. Feigning madness, she attempted to mingle with the growing crowd, but was caught and dragged to the centre. On searching her, items such as condoms, bread, fresh fish, handbag, pills and some clothes were discovered. In a rage, the mob descended on her before the Police came to her rescue.
In her confession when interrogated, she revealed that she has been working with the gang for four years.
While the Police contemplated on moving in, another suspect was spotted, also dressed like someone mentally unbalanced. When he was confronted, he also confessed to being a part of the gang. On further search, his bag was found to contain clothes, children books and whot. He was taken away by the Police before the mob could descend on him.
The Police attempted to drive the crowd away in order to get to work, and had to use teargas and air shots. The angry crowd retaliated by throwing stones at the security agents.
The Boss caught up with the Oba of Ojokoro land, Oba Riliwan Oluwalanbe Taiwo, who paid a visit to the scene. In his interaction with Boss, he declared that he has never noticed any strange movement around the vicinity, saying the discovery was strange.
“I never thought for once that something like this would be around this area. I can only say that prior to the construction of the drainage, people were sometimes carried away by flood. We cried out to the government and they responded. Unfortunately, the place that was made to prevent flood has now turn to where they kill people and sell their parts,” the Oba said.
“I will make sure that the security of this area becomes tighter, and will work closer with the chairman to make sure that the remaining culprits are caught.
He appealed to members of the community to exercise patience, and not attempt to enter the underground. He further cautioned that any strange movement should be reported to the Police immediately.
Efforts made to speak with the Police were unsuccessful, as the officers on ground said it is only the Public Relations Officer, Mr. Famous Cole that could give any statement.
Investigations however, continue.