Barely two days after the discovery a ritualist tunnel at Obadeyi junction, Ijaiye-Ojokoro, along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, a similar discovery was made at Ile Zik area, Ikeja, along the usually Lagos-Abeokuta Road.
While the residents and other commuters who uncovered the tunnel beat two suspects to pulp, the Police operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) attached to the Lagos State Command prevented the angry mob from killing four other suspects at the scene.
The RRS team was led by the Commander of the team, ACP Olatunji Disu who ensured that the six suspects were whisked away to Isokoko Police Station in Agege for safety.
According to the Police, one of the suspects who escaped death by the whiskers at Ile-Zik claimed to be a vulcanizer as the mob descended on them.
The second suspect, who came out from one of the tunnels at the bus-stop, dressed in white regalia, also escaped death through the prompt intervention of the Police with back-up from OP MESA soldiers and officers of the Nigerian Airforce.
In addition, the Police also foiled an attempt by the angry mob to burn down a warehouse suspected to be the hideout of the ritualists.
Commenting on the incident, State Police Commissioner, Fatai Owoseni said there were no shrine nor human parts in the warehouse.
“Our men personally entered the place and saw some people with tools dressed in mechanic clothes. People living under bridges, tunnels, uncompleted building and trenches should be careful because you stand a chance of being tagged as ritualist and being mobbed,” he said.
Recall that InsideMainland earlier reported the discoveries at Ojokoro and Ikeja with residents around the areas rocked with fear about the tunnels operated within their vicinities.