By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The serene atmosphere of Badia community, a suburb of Lagos in Apapa area of the state was at the weekend shattered by hoodlums who took to the streets, looted shops and damaged several cars.
They were said to have carried out the nefarious act along Gaskiya College Road and Ijora Oloye, while armed with dangerous weapons such as cutlasses among others.
According to report, the hoodlums however succumbed to superior power of police detectives who dislodged them, apprehending 16 suspects, while others fleed.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos Command, Edgal Imohimi who confirmed the incident, said it occurred last Friday, adding that various exhibit were recovered from them.
He disclosed that the suspects were arrested by police operatives attached to Badia Division led by the DPO Indyar Apev.
Edgal identified the suspects to include Adisa Mohammed, Idowu Alibi; Michael Ogede, Akeem Rilwan, Ayinde Alimi; Muyiwa Usman, Muftau Akeem, Kaseem Ajiboye, Qudus Tajudeen; Damire Adeoye and Oluwasegun Fauwat.
Others, according to him are Bashiru Tosin; Ahmed Ibrahim; Kaseem Olatunji; Abdullahi Kudus and Ismail Oluwayin.
He listed the exhibit recovered from them as cutlasses; a large number of weeds suspected to be Indian-Hemps, and alcoholic drinks mixed with all kind of drugs popularly known as skuchies
The Police Commissioner said all the suspects would soon be charged to court.
His words, ” On Friday 05/10/2018, hoodlums armed with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons went about Ijora-Badia town damaging cars and looting shops along Gaskya Street/Ijora Oloye.
However, operatives of the Command led by CSP Indyar Apev rose to the occasion and arrested sixteen of them at the scene.
Their names are Adisa Mohammed, Idowu Alibi; Michael Ogede, Akeem Rilwan, Ayinde Alimi; Muyiwa Usman, Muftau Akeem, Kaseem Ajiboye, Qudus Tajudeen; Damire Adeoye, Oluwasegun Fauwat, Bashiru Tosin; Ahmed Ibrahim; Kaseem Olatunji; Abdullahi Kudus; and Ismail Oluwayin.
Exhibit recovered includes cutlasses; large quantity of weeds suspected to be Indian-Hemps, and alcoholic drinks popularly known as skuchies”.