kidnappers den uncovered in center of Lagos state.

A suspected den of kidnappers and ritual killers has been uncovered inside a tunnel in the Sari-Iganmu area of Lagos, along Orile-Badagry Expressway.

Body parts as well as personal effects such as bags, shoes, school uniforms, small-size socks, diapers among others, were reportedly found in the den.

The tunnel is in front of Araromi Secondary School, a public school in the community.

Two suspects arrested inside the tunnel were reportedly burnt to death while two others were said to have been handed over to the Orile-Iganmu Police Station.

Residents, who spoke to our correspondent on Friday, gave different accounts of how the spot was uncovered.

A landlord, who gave his name only as Olajide, stated that a teenage bread seller was hawking along the expressway around 5 pm on Tuesday when she sighted some men roaming suspiciously in the tunnel.

She was said to have raised the alarm which made youths to storm the canal. Olajide said some members of Oodua Peoples Congress joined in the search and found some ramshackle structures containing mattresses and televisions.

He explained, “The OPC members had been suspecting that whenever they were chasing thieves in the evening from Alafia bus stop along the expressway, the suspects would disappear around the tunnel. On Tuesday, a bread seller was passing through the spot when she accidentally saw some persons inside the tunnel which linked to the other side of the road and connected several drainage channels.

“The entrance to that tunnel is narrow but it is wide inside. She alerted some people who entered the tunnel and found mattresses, televisions and other home appliances. Two suspects were arrested that day and a mob burnt one of them. The other suspect was rescued and handed over to the police.”




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