…rescues abandoned baby
By: Okosun Dennis
The Police Operatives attached to Denton Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on 3rd May, 2021 about 11am arrested one Omotayo Olaiya, a male, for threatening to kill one Mrs Olatunji Shakirat Mayo, female, 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.
On arrest, a Brownie Pistol and one Motorola walkie-talkie were recovered from him.
However, 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 N80,000.
Based on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, the case has been 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, has 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.