Lagos Unrest: Police Arrest 229 Hoodlums

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The Lagos State Government has announced plans to prosecute all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the unrest which occurred after the Lekki toll gate shootings by soldiers.

The Police have arrested two hundred and twenty-nine (229) suspects, for various criminal offences ranging from arson, murder, stealing, destruction of properties, others, two days after President Muhammadu Buhari ordered Nigerian Youths to stop protests.

A statement by the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, said the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Olayinka Adeyemi, had  commence the evaluation files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against them.

The statement read in part.

“Two hundred and twenty-nine (229) suspects were arrested by the police for various criminal offences, ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties and assault before and after the state-wide curfew imposed by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to restore law and order.

“After the evaluation exercise, those that have cases to answer will be arraigned before the courts on Monday, while the release of those that have no case to answer will be ensured.

Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) while calling on Lagos residents to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities, pledged the commitment of the state government to uphold the rule of law at all times.



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