On Saturday, May 4, 2019, at about 5.00am, and acting on the strength of an information from a credible source that a truck load of cow skin, popularly called ponmo and suspected to be poisonous was heaped in a warehouse at No 9, College Road, Igando, a team of police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer, Igando, mobilized to the scene. The huge pillage and pyramid of the suspected poisonous ponmo and the chemicals used in the preservation were immediately recovered. One TATA Truck with registration number AKD-375-XB which was used in conveying the goods was impounded. Officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health were contacted and after due examination, the cow skins were confirmed to be poisonous and NOT FIT FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION.
Six suspects: 1. Adelowo Yinka, M, 50 yrs of No. 1 Ifelodun Street, Agric Road, Egan, truck driver; 2. Olawumi Onabanjo, F, 40 yrs of No.3 Olunshabiko Street, Itere, Ogun State; 3. Omowumi Wasiu, F, 43 yrs of New Site, Muwo Badagry; 4. Adeshokan Taiwo, M, 43 yrs of no fixed address; 5. Iyabo Oluwa, F, 38, of Ifelodun Street, Igegun Ikotun; and 6. Taye Kazeem, M, 40 yrs of No. 11 Disu Street, off Ijagemon Road, Ijegun Ikotun were arrested in connection with the case.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Zubairu Muazu, mni, assured Lagosians that the Police Command is determined to continually protect lives and property of the people as well as preservation of Public Health and Safety as enshrined in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the source and destinations of those poisonous food items. Suspects will be charged to court, added DSP Bala Elkana, Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State.