The Lagos State Police Command has discovered an illegal security organization in Ikorodu, Lagos, where victims are slain and buried in shallow graves.
Israel Okon, 42, Joe Nwoke Charles, 35, and Ishola Kazeem, 64, were arrested as alleged members of the unlawful organization.
Human bones, 18 spent cartridges, eight dummy wooden guns, charms, a banner with the name of the outfit ‘Citizen For Peace and First Aid Mission of Nigeria’, and the outfit’s operable Golf automobile with plate number USR 158 HP were all discovered in the outfit.
Kazeem, who admitted to being a herbalist, was found with one of the human skulls.
During a year-end briefing yesterday at the command headquarters in Ikeja, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Police Command, Hakeem Odumosu, who was recently promoted to Assistant Inspector General of Police, explained how the suspects were apprehended, saying, “Detectives attached to Sagamu busted the camp based on credible intelligence report.”
In the unlawful security organization, innocent persons are arrested, incarcerated, and tortured.
According to the investigation, the illicit organization was recruiting and training young Nigerians who were outfitted in uniforms and accessories identical to those used by Nigerian official agencies.
At around 10 a.m. on December 11, 2021, when raiding the illegal outfit’s camp on Sagamu road, a shallow grave was uncovered with human remains, including the skull of a victim who was reportedly captured and tortured to death.
Some suspects were apprehended throughout the inquiry, including a native doctor who is a member of a group accused of utilizing the parts of their victims for ceremonial purposes.
Kazeem, a 64-year-old herbalist, acknowledged to obtaining the skull. He claimed he planned to put it in a mixture to cure migraines and headaches that had eluded medical therapy.
The accused will be charged in court, according to AIG Odumosu.