#EndSARS: Lagos govt arrests 229 hoodlums

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Lagos State Ministry of Justice said it arrested 229 suspects that allegedly took part in the mayhem in Lagos State after the Lekki Toll gate incident that took place on Tuesday.

The ministry in a statement by Mr Kayode Oyekanmi, the Director of Public Affairs said that it would bring to book all suspects who took advantage of the #EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private properties in different parts of the state.

“The Lagos State Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determine those that have cases made against them.

“So far, 229 suspects have been 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.

The Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), has called on all Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their various communities.

“He also said that the government is committed to upholding the rule of law at all times,” the statement said.