No less than 48 suspected hoodlums have been apprehended by the Lagos State Police Command for causing turmoil in Gengere Community in the Mile 12 area of the state.
The hoodlums had gone erratic after one Aliyu Shuaibu stabbed one Sadiq Oloyo to death in Lagos State.
Owing to the incident, some mobsters, on retaliation attack, went on riot and instigated turmoil in the area, Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed in a statement on Thursday.
The statement was entitled, ‘Again, Police Arrest 48 Suspects Over Mile 12 Crisis, Adopt 24 Hour Surveillance’.
The statement read, “In furtherance of the command’s commitment to maintain law and order in Gengere Community, Mile 12, Lagos State, the Command has again arrested 48 suspects in connection with the crisis that broke out between some hoodlums at about 1am today, Thursday 6th May, 2021.
“In the course of investigation, It has been discovered that one Aliyu Shuaibu, m, stabbed one Sadiq Oloyo, m, both of Gengere Community, and lost his life before any medical attention could be given to him. As a result of the incident, some hoodlums, on reprisal attack, went on rampage and caused commotion in the area.
“On the strength of this development, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, directed that additional men be deployed to the area to restore normalcy while forty eight of them were arrested. Police boss has ordered that the hoodlums should be made to face the full wrath of the law and serve as deterrent to others who might want to foment troubles in the state.”
Odumosu, thus, stated that the command and other security agencies would adopt 24 hour patrol and surveillance in the area until the criminals involved in the crises are reprimanded and total law and order is restored in the whole area.
The Police Commissioner cautioned that the command would not accept any deed of brutality and chaos in any part of the state as authorities are working to subdue any criminal act within the realm of the law.
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