Thirty four suspects have been arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Police command for their roles in attacking Police officers on duty at Iyana-Ipaja roundabout, Alaguntan junction and Aboru junction.
A statement issued in Lagos yesterday by the Police Public Relations Officer of the command, DSP Bala Elkana, explained that at about 10.20am on Wednesday, Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences and some teams of Police Officers carried out enforcement on restrictions of motorcycles and tricycles at Aboru area, where 86 motorcycles were impounded.
The statement also said that the riders of the impounded motorcycles and thugs in large number advanced to Iyana – Ipaja and attacked Police officers on duty at Iyana Ipana roundabout, Alaguntan junction and Aboru junction.
It added that “One Inspector Salifu Umar was injured by the hoodlums but no life was lost in the attack. The injured Inspector was rushed to hospital and he is responding to treatment. One LASTMA vehicle and two Neighbourhood Watch patrol bicycles were burnt by the hoodlums. The windscreen of Police patrol vehicle was also damaged.
“Reinforcement was send to the affected areas by the Command Headquarters and the situation was brought under control. Thirty four suspects were arrested in connection with the violent attacks.
“The Commissioner of Police has condemned the attack on Police officers carrying out their lawful duties and vow that the perpetrators of such dastardly acts will face the full weight of the law. The suspects will be charged to Court.”
Photo: Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.
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