Friday, 26 March 2021

Lagos Police Arrest Man While Riding A Stolen Police Bike During #EndSARS Crisis


A man identified as Yusuf Saliu has been arrested by the Lagos state police command after he was seen with a motorcycle that was stolen when a police station was invaded during the #EndSARS crisis.

Many police stations in the state were raided by thugs who hijacked the #EndSARS protest in October 2020. The thugs killed some police officers and also looted the armoury as well as carted away some of the vehicles of the stations raided.

In a statement released on Thursday, March 25, the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Ademuyiwa Adejobi said the suspect was found riding the motorcycle. 

“The police operatives attached to Mushin Division of the Lagos State Police Command have arrested one Yusuf Saliu, m, 32, at Daleko Area, Mushin, with one of the suspected stolen motorcycles at the Dalemo Police Post during the October 2020 violent EndSARS protest in Lagos State,” the statement reads.

The suspect was arrested on 22nd March, 2021, at about 9.30pm, based on an intelligence on the activities and involvement of the suspect in the vandalisation of the Daleko Police Post; and the suspect was seen riding the said bike with Reg No. APP 476 Q.

The said bike has been recovered and the matter has been transferred to the Command’s Special Squad for further investigation on the order of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu.” the statement in part read.

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