The Lagos state government has initiated the prosecution of 229 hoodlums over the destruction and looting of public and private property in different parts of the state.
In a statement released by the state government, the hoodlums were accused of taking advantage of the #EndSARS protest to carry out the attacks.
Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) who made the announcement today October 24 said the State Director of Public Prosecution, Mrs. Olayinka Adeyemi has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of Prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determining those that have prima facie case made against them.
“229 suspects were arrested by the Police for various criminal offenses ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of property and assault before and after the Statewide curfew imposed by the Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu to restore law and order in Lagos”
He further averred that after the conclusion of the evaluation exercise, those who have cases to answer will be arraigned before the courts on Monday October 26, while others will be released.