A suspected leader of a secret cult group called Vikings, Kayode Ojo, has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Oworonshoki, CSP Ifeanyi Owo.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly threatened to kill the DPO if he fails to release a gang member, Austine Oghieh, who was arrested earlier during a fracas at Oworonshoki area of Lagos State.
For fear of his life, the DPO drew the attention of the Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, to the development. Based on the complaint, Edgal directed all divisions and police units in the state to go after the gang leader.
A police source said the suspect who had been troubling the command was eventually tracked down to his hideout at Obawole area of Iju, where he was arrested.The Lagos police boss, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspect yesterday said on October 11, 2018, at about 9:00a.m. the DPO Oworoshoki, CSP Ifeanyi Owo received a call from an unknown number, threatening him that because he arrested their member, he would not know peace again and that he would be killed and his station burnt to ashes.
He said that on receipt of the threat, the DPO quickly contacted him and that he in turn, directed the officer in charge of Anti-kidnapping Squad to ensure that the culprit was arrested.He said: “Consequently, the squad went underground and deciphered the unknown number to be MTN number 07033719352 owned by one Austine Oghieh, aged 38. He was traced to No. 15, Fakeye Street, off Jimoh Yusuf Obawole, Fagba, where he was apprehended. The suspect confessed to the crime. On completion of investigation, he will be charged to court accordingly.”
In his confessional statement, the suspect admitted calling the DPO on phone over the arrest of a friend.
He, however, denied threatening the DPO nor belonging to any cult gang. He said: “The facial mark on me is a tribal mark and not cult signs.”