6 Arrested For Bringing Toxic Cow Skins, Ponmo To Lagos
Six people have been arrested in Lagos after they were caught with poisonous cow skins (Ponmo).
In a statement released by the Lagos Command spokesman, Bala Elkana on Sunday, the suspects were arrested following a tip-off from the public.
Here are their names
- Adelowo Yinka
- Olawunmi Onabanjo
- Omowami Wasiu
- Adeshokan Taiwo,
- Iyabo Oluwa
- Taye Kazeem
“On May 5, at about 5am, acting on the strength of information from a source that a truck load of cow skins, popularly called Ponmo, suspected to be poisonous, were stored in a warehouse at 9, College Road, Igando, a team of officers led by the Divisional Police Officer, Igando, 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.
“One TATA truck with number plate AKD-375-XB, which was used in conveying the goods, was impounded.
“Officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Health were contacted and after examination, the cow skins were confirmed to be poisonous and not fit for human consumption.”
“Investigation is on to ascertain the source and destinations of the poisonous food items. The suspects will be arraigned”.