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Lagos to begin prosecution of looters

Gov. Sanwolu at the #EndSARS protest in Alausa

Lagos State Government says it will be prosecuting suspects who allegedly took advantage of the EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private property.

In a statement, Director, Public Affairs, state ministry of justice, Kayode Oyekanmi said ‘hoodlums’ hijacked the peaceful protest of youths against brutality by operatives of the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), to wreak havoc and disturb the peace in the state

He said the Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi has gone round police formations with a team of prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested, to determine those that have prima facie cases.

229 suspects were arrested for offences ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties and assault.

After the evaluation, those that have cases to answer will be arraigned before courts on Monday, while the release of those that have no case to answer will be ensured, the statement said.

Wahab Akinlade

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