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Ile-Epo Clashes: Police arrest over 50 suspects in Lagos



The Police Command in Lagos State says it has arrested over 50 people in connection with the clashes at Ile-Epo area of Lagos on Wednesday and Thursday.

The Command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed this on Thursday in a statement.

Hundeyin said the clash was between some hoodlums from shanties in the area and some youths.

He said the Divisional Police Officer of Oke-Odo, CSP Lekan Ogundare, swiftly led his men to the scene and restored normalcy to the place after some arrests were made.

“Over 50 suspects have so far been arrested, while the shanties they occupied have been destroyed, effectively dislodging them.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, has directed the prompt prosecution of the arrested hoodlums.

“Fayoade has equally warned that the command would decisively deal with anyone found breaching the peace, in accordance with the law,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), Area Commander of Alagbado and other Divisional Police Officers under the Area Command are currently on ground to forestall further breakdown of law and order.

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