Six police officers and four civilians killed in a bloody week of violence in Lagos
520 suspected detainees, looted found
Yesterday, the Lagos State Police Department put on display 520 suspects of looting shopping centers and private companies in Lagos, and also found that 10 people, including six police officers and four civilians, had been killed and 38 police officers were injured. during the last violent protests that erupted. week is able.
Police also said 16 police stations were burned and 13 vandalized by thugs who hijacked peaceful #EndSARS protests across the state, losing 58 patrol cars.
Lagos State Police Commissioner Mr. Hakim Odumosu, who paraded suspected thugs arrested during and after the protests at the Ikeji command headquarters, said that in addition to 58 police cars were burned and 13 were vandalized. , 62 vehicles belonging to individuals and related cases (artifacts) were burned, and another nine vehicles were vandalized.
He added that 15 motorcycles and tricycles were also burned and 65 vandalized in various places in the state.
According to Odumos, the six police officers killed were ASP Yard Edward, assigned to Denton Police Station; Inspector Olaina Erinfolami of the defunct Anti-Abduction Unit (AKU); Inspector Adegbenro Aderibigbe assigned to the Meiran Division, Sergeant Abejid Abiodun of the Department of Operations (DOP), State Headquarters and two other annexes to the Oril Division.
During the riots, 16 police stations were set on fire. These included Orile, Amukoko, Layeni, Old J. Aja Command, Elemoro, New J. Elemoro Command, Igando, Ebute-Ero, its barracks and Ilasamaja police stations. Others were Makinda and his barracks, Ikotun, Isokoko, Pen-Cinema, Onipanu and Alade police stations.
13 formations were vandalized, including Ojo and Ojodu stations. Burnt police posts included Sele, Ilogbo-Elerin, Shibiri, Defunct Anti-Cultism Office, Gbagada, Defunct SARS Office, Onilekere, Makoko, Daleko, Ashama, Makinho, Amuvo-Odofin, Defunct Anti-Abduction Office, Surulere and Old SARS Office, Ajegunle. Police posts vandalized by thugs include PPL, Movo, Morogbo, Hiccup and Marwa police posts.
Odumos, who provided details of public facilities that were burned or affected, said High Court Complex, Igbocere, Lagos Island; The Lagos State DNA and Forensic Science Centers, Broad Street, Lagos Island; Ejigbo LCDA Secretariat; 67 buses to BRT, Iddo; Town Hall, Lagos Island; COVID-19 warehouse in Monkey Village; BRT terminals in Ochodu and Ikotun; LGA Secretariat Ajeromi Ifelodun; NPA headquarters, Marina; FRSC / VIO’s office in Ojodu, where only cars parked outside the main buildings in their complexes were burned.
“Some private buildings, as well as other investments that were partially burned and destroyed / looted, included Oba Palace in Lagos; Continental television station in Ikosi-Ketu; Access Bank, GTBank and Ebeano Supermarket on Victoria Island; Nation Newspaper office at Fatai Atere Street, Matori, Mushin, where only cars were burned; Shoprite malls in Ajah, FESTAC and Surulere; LTV 8, Alausa, Ikea; Samsung Outlets at Apple Roundabout, FESTAC and Oyingbo. However, some of the items stolen from these outlets / offices have been returned, ”he said.
The police chief, who admitted that those arrested were not peaceful #EndSARS protesters, said it was a known fact that armed criminals had taken over the protests and were responsible for a number of reported killings, arson and robberies.
He said that on the basis of the incidents, the command was able to arrest a total of 520 suspects in various crimes ranging from arson, robbery, murder, riot, malicious damage and illegal possession of firearms.
He noted that Olamilakan Ibrahim was among those who hacked into a new generation bank and took cash and other valuables from Lekki. He said that the suspect was arrested with 250,000 N, which were part of the suspect’s booty in the banks, and local weapons were seized from him.
“In addition, two suspects, Ruben, 29, and Samuel Oyediran, 16, were arrested by RRS agents for their involvement in setting fire to the BRT terminal at Berger and TVC, respectively.”
He said that the two suspects were detained with the remains of a certain amount of oil products, with which they set fire to these objects. He added that thorough investigations have been launched into these cases and that members of the public should be confident that they will be updated as the investigation progresses.
However, he reassured the citizens to carry out their normal duties as commanders cleared out public spaces, but most of the suspects denied involvement in the violence, claiming they were captured at random during the raids. Ibrahim, who was found to have several stolen items, denied the accusation, insisting that he only showed security personnel where these items were stored in Ebut-Meta.
Some of the suspects, who were dramatic, said they were arrested at a bus stop in pursuance of their legal duties or stopped in front of their shops or near their homes.
When chaos reigned on the parade ground, the police began to return suspects to Black Maria to avoid disturbing order.
Source: – Guardian