Police Apprehend Man Carrying Objects Suspected to be Explosives in Lagos

The Police in Lagos have confirmed that they are interrogating a man who was apprehended while carrying some items suspected to be explosives. It was gathered that the suspect was arrested at Orile Bus stop in Lagos.

Confirming the arrest, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the bomb disposal unit, Mr Foluso Adebanjo, said that the man is in their custody. He said: “A man was arrested and we are still interrogating him and cannot say whether what was found on him are explosives or not for now.”

The suspect, who was simply identified as Lawal, was said to have joined members of Living Faith Church (aka Winners’ Chapel) who were going for worship at the church’s headquarters in Sango Ota, Ogun Sate. Some of the church members who suspected him to be carrying explosives raised the alarm.

One of the worshipers who pleaded anonymity said the suspect was shabbily dressed and was acting strangely: “He was looking shabby but when scrutunised closely, we discovered he had some taped substances with a taped mobile phone on his hand… We became suspicious because wire was attached to the substance and it looked carefully seal.”

A source at the Orile Police Station confirmed that the suspect was carrying heavy gadgets, including a cell phone connected with a wired attached to the substance and carefully sealed and taped. The Police source said the suspect also had an extra phone that was equally taped.

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