September 24, 2022

Police: 34 Suspects Arrested At Iyana- Ipaja For Attacking Officers- Lagos

On 05/02/2020 at 1020hrs Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offenses and some teams of Police Officers carried out enforcement on restrictions of Motorcycles and Tricycles at Aboru area, where 86 Motorcycles were impounded. 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. 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 Neighborhood 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.
DSP Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.

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