The Lagos State Police Command has commenced the second section of clampdown on suspects who looted private and non-private properties in the course of the violence unleashed by hoodlums who hijacked the #EndSARS protests within the state.
Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, mentioned the culprits have been being intercepted following evaluation of movies that confirmed looting and destruction of properties in numerous components of the state.
He disclosed this yesterday, whereas parading 789 suspects arrested throughout raids of black spots and arrest of 357 automobiles and 480 bikes, alleged to have violated site visitors legal guidelines within the state between November 12 and 16.
In accordance with him, some looted gadgets in the course of the violence have been recovered together with a generator belonging to the Space Command in Ajah, in addition to electronics stolen from retailers.
Giving updates on the preliminary 560 suspects arrested in reference to homicide, burning, home breaking and looting recorded in the course of the violence, Odumosu mentioned 435 have been prosecuted, 48 are nonetheless below investigation whereas 82 have been launched after screening.
“The command has re-launched its methods to combat crimes and criminality throughout the state and convey to e book the hoodlums that hijacked the #EndSARS protest.
A lot of the hoodlums have been extremely suspected to have been answerable for killing, burning each private and non-private services, together with police stations, stealing and looting buying shops as most of their faces have been recognized within the movies of the atrocities.
“On November 15, the command commenced raiding of recognized black spots in all of the 14 Space Instructions in Lagos State the place 798 suspects have been arrested. The suspects have been handed over to the State Prison Investigation Division, Panti, for additional investigation and potential prosecution,” he mentioned.
Odumosu additionally famous with dismay, the flagrant violation of the Lagos Visitors Legislation by each non-public and business motorists, a pattern he attributed to the violence and lawlessness that preceded the #EndSARS protests.
“The police command has noticed that the violation of site visitors guidelines by each non-public and public house owners of automobiles, bikes and tricycles has been detrimental and inimical to social and financial improvement and basic safety of the state. These aren’t acceptable any longer. The command needs to reiterate and remind the general public of the most important site visitors rules, as contained within the Transport Sector Legislation of Lagos State (2018), which shall be religiously enforced along with different safety companies.”
Giving particulars of the seized automobiles, the police boss mentioned 302 have been non-public and 55 have been business. He mentioned 132 non-public automobiles have been held for plying towards site visitors, 168 for utilizing BRT lane and two for obstruction.
Stressing that the command wouldn’t condone site visitors offenders, Odumosu mentioned 1,000 cops have already been deployed for site visitors management and enforcement in the course of the ‘ember’ months.