The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Anti-Bomb Unit, Adebanjo Folusho has called on Lagosians to go about their normal businesses, saying there is no need to entertain any anxiety over the bomb scare in Ikeja on Wednesday.
Folusho, who addressed newsmen over the bomb scare incident, said the police anti-bomb squad who analysed the object discovered it to be a personal item belonging to a hotel customer.
“At about 10:20 hours on Wednesday, one Akinwunmi Olabode from Reliance Hotel on Majekodunmi Street off Toyin, came to EOD headquarters and reported that an object suspected to be bomb was discovered in one of the rooms and I quickly dispatched our operatives there.
Some of the items found include a life jacket, three pieces of red rubber strands, one computer mouse, four pieces of small rectangular polythene wrapped in a newspaper and a carton stapled to a life jacket,” Folusho said.
The police boss said the alarm was the handiwork of miscreants who were seeking attention. “The individual was a customer of the hotel and he left the items there to scare people,” he said.
On Wednesday, there was a serious commotion in some parts of Ikeja, following the discovery of an object suspected to be a bomb on Majekoduni Street behind Saint Leo’s Catholic Church, Toyin street.
A witness who spoke with Daily Trust correspondent said the substance perceived to be a bomb was brought out of a hotel in the area and dumped at a junction before the arrival of anti-bomb disposal squad.
“We thought the Catholic Church was the target of attack, since a service of song was going on when it occurred. The swift intervention of police officers and members of the State Rapid Respond Squad was what doused the tension.