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‘We bought the child for N120,000, sold at N500,000’

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Some of the suspects. Inset are guns recovered from them

Lagos State Police Command yesterday paraded no fewer than 80 suspects nabbed for various crimes.

Among those paraded were four suspected ritualists, who allegedly murdered two pastors in the Ikorodu area of Lagos.

Also paraded were drug peddlers, who were in possession of cocaine with street value of N250 million hidden in a Bible.

Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Imohimi Edgal who paraded the suspects said: “Four suspected Badoo members were arrested for murder. Twenty- nine suspected armed robbers, 12 notorious cultists and three suspected kidnappers were arrested within two weeks while 40 arms and ammunition were recovered from the hoodlums.
 
“President Muhammadu Buhari, during his last visit to Kano State, gave a directive that security agencies should crack down on illicit drug dealers. In view of the directive, the command mobilised its covert operatives to sniff out those who bring these illicit drugs into the country. Our efforts paid off on December 8, based on credible intelligence gathered that 1x 20 feet container had some baggage of powdery substance suspected to be hard drug.
 
“A letter with number CR:3000/LS/VolT was sent to the Feronsic Science Laboratory Centre of Force (CIID,) Alagbon, requesting for a laboratory analysis of the substance .Preliminary test confirmed the substance to be a (cocaine). HPLC analysis confirmed the substance to be cocaine with street value of N250million .
   
“ Four Badoo cult members are also in the command’s net. .
 
“One Oriaku has been arrested for selling his two children for N190,000.He was also being interrogated for kidnapping seven-year -0ld Olabisi .He sold the child to an orphanage home for N120,000.The man named two other females as those who bought the child. We have arrested the proprietress of the orphanage, Adaora and her accomplice, Loveth.They have confessed that they bought the child for N120,000 and sold him for N500,000. The child was rescued in Owerri, Imo State”.


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