Six persons suspected to be hoodlums that attacked innocent Lagosians and damaged some vehicles along Ondo Street, Ebutte-Meta area of Lagos in the Southwest of Nigeria on Tuesday have been arrested by men of the Lagos Police Command.
Spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Command, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday, states that at about 9.30pm on Tuesday, the hoodlums trooped out in numbers and started fomenting troubles in the area, but the police, while responding to distress calls from innocent people, chased and arrested some of them.
Police gave the identities of the suspected hoodlums as Qudus Oke, 22; Abdullahi Ajose, 25; Kayi Ajayi, 33; Micheal Ben, 27; Godwin Joseph, 25 and Oluwasegun Akinlade, 29.
According to the statement by Adejobi, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has vowed to get Lagos rid of hoodlums, hooliganism, gangsterism, cultism and other social vices.
He emphasised that all hands were on deck in the command to resist any act capable of jeopardising security networking of the state and causing pains and agonies to Lagosians during the ember months and beyond.
This was alleged to have happened in Ebute metta yesterday night. We need to close ranks and allow security operatives to resume their patrol duties lest insecurity is blamed on the agitation. The struggle didn’t start on the streets. It shouldn’t cost us more than necessary. 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/smr8jz4FSI
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