Operatives of the Lagos State Police Command have raided a suspected ritualist hideout located in Oko-Afo in the Badagry area of the state.
During the raid, a suspected ritualist, Dona Asogbo, was arrested while various fetish materials were recovered from the den.
This online medium understands the raid was carried out following a credible tip-off from a member of the public and a resident of the area who lamented that various criminal activities were been carried out in an uncompleted building located in the area.
He added that the activities of these criminally-minded persons had instilled fear and worries in the minds of residents and traders in the community.
During the raid, which was carried out around 6am on Saturday, it was learnt that Asogbo was arrested, while his partner, Peter Alogbo, escaped.
A mini-sized wooden coffin was recovered from their hideout which had all sorts of fetish materials, Punch Metro reported.
Speaking on the matter when contacted, the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said the suspect would be transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad for further investigation while efforts are been intensified to arrest the fleeing suspect.
“One Yusuf Rashid of the Panuse area of Oko-Afo reported that Dona Asogbo and Peter Alogbo had turned an uncompleted building in the community to a ritual centre, causing panic in the community.
“An anti-robbery team, led by ASP Jeffrey, visited the scene and arrested 30-year-old Dona Asogba, while his partner, Peter Alogbo, took to his heels. A mini-sized wooden coffin was recovered, while the shrine was destroyed. The suspect is undergoing interrogation and will be transferred to the SARS,” he noted.