One Omotayo Olaiya is presently cooling his feet in police custody after his arrest for allegedly threatening to kill a woman, Mayo Olatunji at a mosque in the Ebute-Metta area of Lagos, while she was worshipping.
The suspect was also said to have made the threat with a gun he had with him.
According to the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Muyiwa Adejobi, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, Olaiya was arrested and the gun recovered from him, when policemen tracked him down after receiving a complaint from Olatunji.
Adejobi said: “Police operatives attached to the Denton Division of the Lagos State Police Command, on May 3, 2021, around 11am, received a complaint from Mrs Shakirat Mayo Olatunji that one Omotayo Olaiya threatened to kill her with a gun inside the Ansarudeen Mosque, located at No. 72-74 Bola Street, Ebute-Meta, Lagos.
“On the strength of the complaint, a surveillance team was detailed to track down the suspect and he was eventually arrested. A brownie pistol and one Motorola walkie-talkie were recovered from him.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect confessed that he bought the pistol from one Taiwo residing in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State in November 2020, at the rate of N80,000.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered that the case be transferred to the command’s Special Squad, Ikeja, for proper investigation and arrest of other suspects in connection with the case of unlawful possession of firearm and threat to the life of the complainant.”