Operatives attached to Denton Division, Lagos State Police Command, have arrested one Olotayo Olaiya, for the illegal possession of a Brownie Pistol and one Motorola walkie-talkie.
Olaiya had reportedly threatened to kill one Mrs Olatunji Shakirat Mayo, with the gun inside Ansarudeen Mosque, at No. 72-74, Bola Street, Ebute-Metta Lagos.
The Police division received a report on the incident and a Surveillance Team was immediately detailed to track down the suspect and he was eventually arrested.
According to a statement by the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, “upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he bought the pistol from one Taiwo, residing at Ikorodu Area of Lagos State in November, 2020, at the rate of N80,000.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the case be transferred to the Command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and arrest of other culprits in connection with the case of unlawful possession of firearms and threat to life of the complainant.”
In another development, Police operatives attached to Festac Division of the Command, have rescued an abandoned baby girl, of about 6month old.
The baby was reportedly rescued at 24B, Plot 3006, Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu Street, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State.
Adejobi said the Police in conjunction with the Social Workers from Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State have taken care of the rescued baby.
“She has been taken to the Juvenile and Women Centre (JWC) Alakara for further action.
“CP Odumosu has condemned the cruel and inhuman act of abandoning babies on the road or in the bush, that, such heinous act is criminal and will not be tolerated in the State,” he said.