Monday, May 6, 2019

Police arrest six suspects with large quantity of poisonous ponmo in Lagos

The Police in Lagos have arrested six suspects with large quantity of poisonous cow skins popularly known as ‘Ponmo’ which were stored in a warehouse in Igando area of the state.

This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bala Elkana. He said that on 4th May, 2019, at about 5.00am, acting on the strength of information from a credible source that a truck load of cow skins, popularly called ‘Ponmo’, suspected to be poisonous were heaped in a warehouse at No. 9 College Road, Igando, Lagos. He said that a team of police officers led by the Divisional Police Officer of Igando Division, mobilised to the scene.

The huge pillage and pyramid of poisonous ponmo and the chemicals used in the preservation of the cow skins were recovered. DSP Elkana said that one Tata truck, with registration number AKD-375-XB, which was used in conveying the goods was impounded. The officials of Lagos State Ministry of Health were then contacted and after due examination, the cow skins were confirmed to be poisonous and not fit for human consumption.+

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