Police in Lagos say they have arrested no fewer than two hundred and twenty-nine (229) suspects, for various criminal offences in connection to the hijacked EndSARS Protest.
The offences includes arson, murder, stealing, destruction of properties, others, two days after President Muhammadu Buhari’s live broadcast ordering the Nigerian Youths to stop protests.
In a release by the Director, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi, said the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Olayinka Adeyemi, had commence the evaluation files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against them.
The release also explained that after the evaluation exercise, those that have cases to answer will be arraigned before the courts on Monday, while the release of those that have no case to answer will be ensured.
Part of the release add “Two hundred and twenty-nine (229) suspects were arrested by the police for various criminal offences, ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties and assault before and after the state-wide curfew imposed by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to restore law and order.
“After the evaluation exercise, those that have cases to answer will be arraigned before the courts on Monday, while the release of those that have no case to answer will be ensured.
“Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) while calling on Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities, pledged the commitment of the state government to uphold the rule of law at all times.”