Most wanted leader of a secret cult group, Vikings, Ojo, has been arrested for allegedly threatening to kill the Divsional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Oworonshoki, area of Lagos , CSP Ifeanyi Owo.
It was gathered that the suspect allegedly threatened to kill the DPO if he failed to release a gang member who was arrested earlier during a fracas at Oworonshoki.
It was learnt that for fear of his life, the DPO drew the attention of the State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, to the development.
Based on the complaint, according to the Police, Edgal directed all Divisions and police units within the State to go after the gang leader.
A police source said that the suspect who had been troubling the command was eventually tracked to his hideout at Obawole area of Iju, where he was arrested.
Lagos State Police Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, who paraded the suspect yesterday said that on October 11, 2018, at about 9am, DPO Oworoshoki, CSP. Ifeanyi Owo received a call from an unknown number, threatening him because he arrested their leader named Kayode Ojo . He warneed that the DPO would not know peace again and that he would be killed and his station burnt to ashes.
He said that on the receipt of the threat, the DPO quickly contacted him and that he directed the officer in charge of Anti-kidnapping Squad to ensure that the culprit is arrested.
He said: “Consequently, the Squad went underground and deciphered the unknown number to be MTN number 07033719352 owned by one Austine Oghieh ‘a 38 . He was traced to 15 Fakeye Street, off Jimoh Yusuf Obawole, Fagba, Ikeja LGA, 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 admited calling the DPO on phone over the arrest of a freind.
He however ,denied ever threatening the DPO nor belonging to any cult gang.
He said: “The facial mark on me is a tribal mark and not cult signs.”
Philomena Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.