Stella Dimoko Police Arrest Six Persons With Large Quantities Of Poisonous Ponmo


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Monday, May 06, 2019

Police Arrest Six Persons With Large Quantities Of Poisonous Ponmo

The Lagos state police command has arrested six persons with “large quantity of poisonous cow skins” popularly known as “Ponmo”.

A statement by Bala Elkana, police public relations officer, said the force acted on a tip off that a truck-load of “poisonous cow skins” were stored in a warehouse No 9, College Road, Igando area of the state.

He said the force mobilised its team, led by a divisional police officer, and swooped on the suspects.

“On 04/05/2019 at about 5.00am, acting on the strength of a information from a credible source that a Truckload of Cow skins, popularly called ‘PONMO’, suspected to be poisonous were 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 statement read.

“The huge pillage and pyramid of poisonous ponmo and the chemicals used in the preservation of the Cow skins were recovered.

“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.”

The police listed the names of the suspects as Adelowo Yinka, Olawumi Onabanjo, Omowumi Wasiu, Adeshokan Taiwo, Iyabo Olúwa and Taye Kazeem.

Zubairu Muazu, the state commissioner of police, assured Lagosians that the force is determined to continually protect life and property of the people as well as preservation of public health and safety.

“Investigation is ongoing to ascertain the source and destinations of those poisonous food items. Suspects will be charged to court,” Muazu said.

From the Cable

*Please BVs stop eating Ponmo until this thing is sorted out oh....


  1. Good morning Bvs. I just bought this stuff o! Abi Mk I dispose am ni?

  2. Na we dey do ourselves for this country.

    Let them go and face the consequence of their deadly actions. Imagine using my own money to buy poison unknowingly.

  3. ponmo is now is always like that when things become expensive,,,

  4. I will finish this one inside my delicious egusi soup😁😁😁after this one I won't patronise kpomo seller again😖😖

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    Hmmm.... It well ooo

  6. Hmmmm these people will not kill persons.

    May God protect all. They should raid all local markets too

  7. God help us....n i like ponmo.

  8. Is it today that police wake up? That chemical has been the one used to preserve pomo for ages now. They just want to use the poor sellers to make money

  9. Where is the pics abi na only people they see there?


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