Protest Day 5: Police arrest 130 miscreants over bonfire in Lagos

By Albert Akpor, Lagos
FOLLOWING the Deputy Inspector-General of Police DIG directive Thursay in LAGOS to commence arrest of miscreants who set bonfire along major roads in Lagos, Police authorities in Lagos yesterday announed that it has arrested 130 miscreqants in the state.

The arrest sources said was carried out at various locations in the metropolis.  According to sources, as early as 7.00am, police detachment stomrd major roads in the state where it discovered that street urchins popularly called Area boys were setting bonfires and extorting innocent persons of their money and valuables and arrested them.

The rooads included the Apapa/Oshodi expressway, the Okorodu road, Obalende, Ijora and Iyana-Ipaja.  It was gathered that the miscreants werein their usual

notoriety when the law enforcement officers swooped on them.

The DIG Mr. Azubuko Uda had on Thursday in Lagos after a closed door meeting senior police officers in the state issued a stern warning against the setting of bonfire an majors roads and streets in the state saying that it was capable of destroying federal government facilities buried underground.

Aside this, the police boss noted that the very essence of the protest by the organized labour over fuel subsidy removal was being hijacked by the miscreants.

He therefore, vowed that the police was commencing arrest of such unwanted elements in the society.

The state police pub;ic relations officer, Mr. Sameul Jinadu who confirmed the arrest said they will be screend individually to ascertained their respective involvement adding that those culpable will be prosecuted for conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

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Protest Day 5: Police arrest 130 miscreants over bonfire in Lagos