Thursday, 18 October 2018

Suspected Cult Leader Who Vowed To Kill Lagos DPO Arrested

A suspected cult leader in Oworonshoki, Kayode Ojo, has been arrested for alleged threat to kill a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Lagos Ifeanyi Owo, a Chief Superintendent (CSP). Ojo, said to be the leader of the Vikings in the area, allegedly vowed to kill the DPO if he failed to release a member of his gang arrested during a fracas.

It was gathered that the suspect made the threats through a hidden telephone number on October 11, around 9am, stating he would also raze the police station.

Owo was said to have alerted Police Commissioner Imohimi Edgal of the threat, which prompted the command to declare a manhunt for the suspect.

It was learnt that Ojo was tracked to a hideout in Obawole in Fagba after police decoded the number and located same at 15 Fakeye Street, off Jimoh Yusuf Obawole, Fagba, Ikeja LGA.

According to Edgal, Ojo told the DPO he would not know peace, would be killed and the police station burnt.

Edgal said upon receipt of the threat, he directed the officer in charge of Anti-Kidnapping Squad to ensure the culprit was arrested.

He said: “Consequently, the squad went underground and deciphered the unknown number to be 07033719352 owned by one Austine Oghieh, 38. He was traced to 15, Fakeye Street, off Jimoh Yusuf Obawole, Fagba, Ikeja LGA, where he was apprehended. The suspect confessed to the crime.  On completion of investigation, he will be charged to court accordingly.”

In his confessional statement, the suspect admitted calling the DPO on phone over the arrest of a friend. He however denied threatening to kill Owo and denied he was a cultist.

Asked what the marks on his face represented, Ojo said they were tribal marks and not cult symbols.

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