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Why We Deployed Policemen To Lekki, We Arrested Miscreants With Machetes ― Lagos CP

The Lagos State commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu has disclosed that the police in the state deployed massive policemen to Lekki because of its economic importance to the state.

The police also described the arrested protesters as ” miscreants” claiming that some of them were arrested with machetes and other dangerous weapons

CP Odumosu, while speaking at the scene of the protest said “This is a business environment. I provided them security yesterday at Adeniyi Jones too.”

He also continued that I have told them not to stop. That they should keep on moving. We agreed that they should keep moving. Any vehicle that is abandoned, we will take them from here to protective custody.”

“We arrested some people now with machetes. These are miscreants. Today is a working day. I called Tope who is one of the leaders, and he said by 10 am, they had left. I spoke their leader, who represented them at the panel, and he said they had left.”

The police boss also stated that ” called Falana, he said this would be indoor. We shall continue to be here until normalcy is returned. ”

CP Odumosu also noted that ” There should be means of identification. If they are organised, then we have a means of identification. They don’t have an agreed leadership. There must be a leader who should be held responsible. ”

On the arrest of a journalist at the venue, the police boss said “The journalist that was arrested did not have any means of identification. When they called me, and they told me he was a journalist, I said he should be released.”

Nigerian Tribune

 

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