There was a confusion as a man identified as Omotayo Olaiya, allegedly threatened to use a gun to kill a woman, Mayo Olatunji, while she was worshipping inside Ansarudeen Mosque in the Ebute-Meta area of Lagos State.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, stated this in a statement on Wednesday that after receiving a complaint from Olatunji, policemen tracked down Olaiya, adding that a pistol was recovered from him.
He said, “ The Police Operatives attached to Denton Divisionof the Lagos StatePoliceCommand, on 3rd May, 2021 at about 11am received a complaint that Mrs Olatunji Shakirat Mayo, f, that one Omotayo Olaiya, m, threatened to kill her with a gun inside the Ansarudeen Mosque, located at no 72-74, Bola Street, Ebute-Metta Lagos.
“On the strength of the complaint, a Surveillance Team was detailed to track down the suspect and he was eventually arrested. A Brownie Pistol and one Motorola walkie-talkie were recovered from the suspect.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he bought the pistol from one Taiwo, m, residing at Ikorodun Area of Lagos State in November, 2020, at the rate of Eighty Thousand naira (#80,000).
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP 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, the Police Operatives attached to Festac Division of the Command, rescued an abandoned baby girl, of about 6month old, on Tuesday 4th May, 2021 at 24B, Plot 3006, Rafiu Babatunde Tinubu Street, Amuwo Odofin, Lagos State.
“The Police in conjuction with the Social Workers from Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State have taken care of the rescued baby and she has been taken to the Juvenile and Women Centre (JWC) Alakara for further action.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem 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.”