May 28, 2023

520 suspects have been arrested in connection with the series of robbing members of the public of their goods and valuables, vandalism, burglary, arson and other criminal act in Lagos State during the #ENDSARS protest.

The commissioner of Police Lagos, Hakeem Odumosu on Tuesday said the #ENDSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums, disclosed this during a press briefing at the police command headquarters in Ikeja area of the Lagos said, “A lot of public and private facilities were set ablaze, our police stations were also burnt and vandalised.

“Based on the incidences, the command swung into action realising that this is no more #EndSARS, where lives and property are lost and vandalised and burnt. We realised that the protest had been hijacked by hoodlums, so we moved in and we were able to recover some of the stolen items and arrested the perpetrators.

“So far, 520 suspects have been arrested for various offences, ranging from arson, robbery, murder, rioting, malicious damage, and unlawful possession of firearms. All the suspects we have arrested are not #EndSARS protesters and they will all be charged.” He concluded

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