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How the Police Destroyed a Counterfeit Indian Occult Temple and Apprehended Two People

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Police operatives from the Lagos State Command have dismantled a suspected fake Indian occult temple set up to defrauded innocent people and in the process arrested two of the suspects behind the purported temple.

P.M.EXPRESS reports that two of the suspects behind the ‘Indian Occult Temple’ setup In Lagos included Ifeanyi Nwodo, 39 and Daniel Johnson, 32, were among the 34 suspected criminals paraded for various crimes by the Commissioner of Police, CP Fayoade Adegoke, at the State Command headquarters, Ikeja, Lagos.

While parading the suspects, Police boss stated that the suspects, Nwodo and Johnson, were arrested at Agufoye area of Ikorodu, through credible information which led to their arrest.

He explained that the two suspects were arrested for allegedly trying to set up an occultic shrine named ‘Indian Occultic Temple’ and their intention was to defraud victims by making them believe that the oracle has powers to make them rich and successful.

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“On 13th January, 2024, at about 1500 hours, based on credible intelligence that some boys were seen making occultic practices around Agufoye area of Ikorodu, operatives of the Command swiftly arrested one Ifeanyi Nwodo ‘m’ aged 39 and Dainel Johnson ‘m’ aged 32.

“Investigations revealed that they were trying to set up their occultic shrine named ‘Indian Occultic Temple’ with intent to defraud victims by making them believe that the oracle has powers of making them rich and successful. Several occult items including moulded human head, crafted human effigies were found in their shrine,” the Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke stated.

CP Adegoke, who is barely one month in office as CP of Lagos, said a total of 16 firearms were recovered in the last one month, including a toy pistol, 72 live cartridges, 75 live ammunition, one expended cartridge, one pistol magazine, six axes, four daggers, one digger, five cutlasses, two vehicles, one POS machine, fake registration plates and various charms.

“it is with great sense of professional fulfilment I stand before you today to present to you our achievements in Lagos State Command since my assumption of duty approximately a month ago. Before you today, we have a total of thirty-four (34) suspects who have engaged in varying crimes including armed robbery, stealing, cultism and unlawful possession of firearms etc.”

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“From all these cases which we successfully cracked, we recovered a total of sixteen (16) firearms including a toy pistol, seventy-two (72) live cartridges, seventy-five (75) live ammunition, one expended cartridge, one pistol magazine, six axes, four daggers, one digger, five cutlasses, two (2) vehicles, one POS Machine, fake registration plates and various charms,” the CP said.

He stated that all suspects would be charged to Court at the conclusion of investigations by the Police.

He assured Lagosians that the Command under his watch would continue to do everything operationally possible to ensure that crime and criminality is brought to the barest minimum in the state.

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