Looting: 520 suspected hoodlums arrested in Lagos
NEWSMAN, Ikeja – Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has announced that 520 suspects have been arrested in connection with the series of arson, vandalism, burglary, and robbing of unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables during the unrest occasioned by the #EndSARS protest in the state.
Odumosu disclosed this during a press briefing at the command headquarters in Ikeja on Tuesday.
“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”, Odumosu said.
He further reiterated that the arrested suspects are not #EndSARS protesters, hence will all be prosecuted accordingly.