Three suspects were arrested after security operatives discovered and raided a spot believed to be used by ritualists in Ile-Zik, close to Ikeja, capital of Lagos state.
The place where the liver was seen which led to the discovery of the den
TORI News had reported on Thursday
that another kidnappers' den was discovered at Ile-Zik area of Lagos State, a few minutes away from Ikeja Along Bus Stop, along Lagos-Abeokuta express way.
It was earlier reported that the kidnapper's den which is a tunnel was discovered after a hawker managed to escape from some suspected kidnappers on Wednesday while returning home after sales at about 9:00 p.m. when she was accosted by the kidnappers.
New reports have emerged on the real reason behing the shocking discovery. It was gathered that one of the RRS officers patrolling around Ile-Zik, had called the office around 10:30 a.m. yesterday on the discovery of an object suspected to be flesh around the area.
The flesh suspected to be human liver was reportedly found opposite a disused drainage in the area as it led to the discovery of the ritualist den.
Lagos Police Commander, ACP Tunji Disu, reportedly deployed some men to check it for further investigations and they came up with more reports which instigated the deployment of scouts to keep surveillance on the area.
At around 3:00 p.m. distress calls on further discoveries were received at the RRS HQ compelling a full deployment of officers, and further search of the environment lend credence to the suspicion with the sighting and subsequent arrest of an erstwhile mentally sick man with an iphone.
It was gathered that three other suspects were arrested after the search by senior police officers of all the underground drainage channels around the area. Those arrested were taken to the closest police station to the area to prevent them from being lynched by the mob.
The large crowd, believing that some of the ritualists might be hiding in a warehouse around the area invaded the premises in attempt to ransack it. They were repelled by the police. Thereafter, a team of volunteers were allowed to search the building and brief those outside.
Some hoodlums, who wanted to cease the opportunity to loot the warehouse broke the wall into the warehouse.
Senior police officers at the scene included ACP - Ops, ACP Biodun Alamutu, Commander RRS, ACP Tunji Disu, Commander Area G and DPOs around the area.