A Man was Apprehended in Lagos with Eight Explosives.
FastNews reports that police intelligence at SCID Panti, Yaba, have launched an extensive investigation to determine the motivation of a 24-year-old man who was apprehended in Lagos State with 8 pieces of 600mm mortar bomb explosives.
According to P.M. Express, the arrest of the suspect, Ibrahim Abdullahi, after he and others at large allegedly smuggled 8 pieces of uncharged mortar bombs inside the Nigerian Army Cantonment in Ikeja, Lagos, may have averted disaster.
They were out of luck, however, when security intelligence detected Abdullahi’s movement and searched the bag he was carrying, discovering that he was in possession of the bombs. He was immediately arrested and the bombs were recovered from him as exhibits, while his other accomplices escaped and are now at large.
It was not yet certain the motives behind their action and where they got the explosives. Some, who heard about it, suspected they might have smuggled the bombs into the cantonment to bomb the barracks. While others suspected they may have smuggled the explosives for safekeeping for undisclosed operations in the state since they were not Military officers.
The Police have already charged the prime suspect, Abdullahi, before the Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court and he was remanded in custody while the investigation is still ongoing to unmask those behind the act.
The motion was moved by the prosecutor, Inspector Olatunde Kehinde, who asked the court to remand the defendant in custody pending the outcome of the investigation and the DPP’s advice.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. A.A.Oshoniyi, ordered the remand of Abdullahi in custody pending the outcome of DPP’s while the Police were said to have intensified efforts to apprehend other accomplices now at large.