Police have arrested seven suspects at the den of ritualists uncovered near a canal, on Tuesday at Ijaiye on the outskirt of Lagos metropolis.
The state police commissioner, Fatai Owoseni, who made this known to newsmen says those arrested are suspected to be among the kidnappers using an abandoned building found near the canal for ritual purposes.
Two of the suspected kidnappers/ritualists were lynched by the mob after the discovery of the ritualist den.
The police chief promised that sniffer dogs will be deployed to penetrate the canal to source for more material used for ritual in the den.
“In the process, people moved in there to help and also noticed that some persons who had some charms like gourd in their mouths tried to escape and that made the crowd to suspect something unusual.
“For now about seven persons, who are suspected to be using those buildings as base for rituals, have been arrested.
“We will continue to give it a touch of professionalism and scientific approach by deploying sniffer dogs that can also penetrate into the canal to see whether we can get materials to be of evidential value,” Owoseni said.
Items found by security operatives at the abandoned building include clothes, underwears, identity cards, and wigs of suspected victims of the kidnappers.