The Lagos State Government has said it will be prosecuting all suspected hoodlums arrested in connection with the mayhem unleashed on the state between Tuesday and Wednesday in the aftermath of the Lekki toll gate shooting by soldiers.
NEWSNAIJA learned that the state Ministry of Justice stated on Saturday that the police had arrested two hundred and twenty-nine suspected hoodlums and their case files were being examined preparatory to prosecution on charges of arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties, assault, etc.
A statement by the Director, Mr. Kayode Oyekanmi, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, said the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi, had gone round relevant police formations with her team “to checkmate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against them.”
The statement read in part, “Two hundred and twenty-nine suspects were arrested by the police for various criminal offenses, ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties and assault before and after the state-wide curfew imposed by Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, to restore law and order.
“After the checkmating, those that have cases to answer will be arraigned before the courts on Monday, while the release of those that have no case to answer will be ensured.
Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, while calling on Lagosians to maintain peace, law, and order in their respective communities, pledged the commitment of the state government to uphold the rule of law at all times.”