The Police in Lagos have arrested seven suspected kidnappers connected to an underground kidnappers’ den discovered at Obadeyi in Ijaye, Lagos.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, told newsmen at the scene on Tuesday that the dungeon was discovered by joint efforts of security agents and members of the public.
According to Owoseni, the place was discovered after a highway sweeper with the Lagos State Waste Management Agency (LAWMA) raised an alarm when she heard the voice of a woman calling for help from the canal.
He said that two of those caught were set ablaze by the mob before the arrival of the police at the scene.
Owoseni said that detectives would be on ground on Wednesday with more sniffer dogs and other security gadgets to ascertain more facts concerning the incident.
“In the process, people moved in there to help and also noticed that some persons who had some charms like gourd in their mouths tried to escape and that made the crowd to suspect something unusual.
“For now about seven persons, who are suspected to be using those buildings as base for rituals, have been arrested.
“We will continue to give it a touch of professionalism and scientific approach by deploying sniffer dogs that can also penetrate into the canal to see whether we can get materials to be of evidential value,” Owoseni said.