The Lagos State Police Command has revealed that 85 persons were apprehended during the All Progressive Congress (APC) Primaries in the states for their alleged involvement in violence by its operatives.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Imohimi Edgal, revealed to newsmen that “destructive violence” as the police boss described it was averted by the timely arrest of the hoodlums by the police.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank Lagosians for conducting themselves peacefully during and after the recently concluded APC primaries which by all security indices was hugely successful.
“However, there were pockets of skirmishes in some parts of the state owing to the activities of thugs which were contained as soon as it began.
“In all, the command arrested a total of 84 thugs from various parts of the state,’’ the CP said.
In a similar development, 16 suspected hoodlums were arrested for damaging cars and looting shops at Ijora-Badia area of Lagos.
“On Friday Oct. 5, hoodlums armed with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons went about Ijora-Badia town damaging cars and looting shops along Gaskya Street/Ijora Oloye.
“However, operatives of the command led by CSP Indyar Apev rose to the occasion and arrested 16 of them at the scene.
“Exhibits recovered includes cutlasses, large quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian hemp and alcoholic drinks popularly known as Skuchies,’’ Edgal added.