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Lagos Police uncovers ritualist den, arrests suspect

Joy Anyim 

A suspected ritualist, Dona Asogbo, has been arrested at his hideout by men of the Morogbo Police Division, Lagos State Police Command. 

The hideout which was located at an uncompleted building in Panuse area of Oko-Afo, along Mile2-Badagry Expressway, was uncovered by residents of the area, who suspected the activities in the building, and reported same to the police division. 

It was gathered that the 30-year-old Asogbo and his accomplice, Peter Alogbo, who is on the run, were part of a syndicate that kidnap, kill and sell body parts. 

The fetish items

The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Elkana Bala, who confirmed the arrest of the suspect said a wooden coffins and all sort of fetish items were found  in the uncompleted building. 

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Bala said: “On March 21, 2020, at 6a.m., some residents of Panuse area, Okoafo, reported at Morogbo Police Station that one Dona Asogbo and Peter Alogbo have turned an uncompleted building in the community into a ritualist den. 

“The residents said the activities of the suspects has instilled fear and panic in the community. A team of Police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer visited the scene. The principal suspect, Dona Asogba was arrested while his partner took to his heels. 

“A mini size wooden coffin and all sorts of fetish items were recovered from the shrine. The shrine is suspected to be used for criminal purposes. Investigation is ongoing.”