The Lagos State Police Command on Tuesday disclosed that 520 suspects have been arrested in connection with the series of arson, vandalism, burglary, and robbing of unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables during the unrest occasioned by the #EndSARS protest in the state.
Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu, who stated this during a press briefing at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja, said the #EndSARS protest was hijacked by hoodlums, adding that the arrested suspects would be charged to court.
While stating the facilities affected in the state, Odumosu said: “A lot of public and private facilities were set ablaze, our police stations were also burnt and vandalised.
“Based on the incidences, the command swung into action realising that this is no more #EndSARS, where lives and property are lost, vandalised and burnt. We realised that the protest had been hijacked by hoodlums, so we moved in and we were able to recover some of the stolen items and arrested the perpetrators.
“So far, 520 suspects have been arrested for various offences, ranging from arson, robbery, murder, rioting, malicious damage, and unlawful possession of firearms. All the suspects we have arrested are not #EndSARS protesters and they will all be charged.”