By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
At least, 10 suspects are now in police custody in Lagos over their alleged attack and vandalisation of the national secretariat of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA).
Exhibits which include arms and ammunition, charms and a Volkswagen bus were said to have been recovered from the hoodlums.
Our correspondent gathered that a gang of armed thugs, numbering about 40 had invaded the ANLCA headquarters located at Amuwo Odofin in Lagos State at the early hours of Tuesday, 6th October, 2020.
According to report, they allegedly broke into the edifice, chase away staff and carted away valuable documents, cash among other items.
The fully armed criminals were also alleged to have matcheted a police Inspector, said to be in a critical condition at a hospital.
It was learnt that the cop was a member of a rescue team that arrived the scene to restore normalcy following a distress call.
A source who witnessed the havoc said the arsonists were wearing the Western Zone Task Force I’D Cards of ANLCA led by National Publicity Secretary of Oodua Logistic Association, Yemi Hasstrup.
The witness informed that all the items have been seized by the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad ( SARS), with the suspects held for interrogation.
The police public relations officer SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi confirmed the time incident in a chat with our correspondent.
His words, “They said they were fighting union crisis and the likes of other things, I think the Unions have been having some issues. Some Men went there at their secretariat with guns, matchete and other weapons to go and attack some people there in the secretariat.
” The police was called and when the officers went there, they were attacked and one of our Inspectors was matcheted and seriously injured.
“We arrested some of them and recovered guns, cutlasses, ammunition and offensive weapons from them.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State has directed that the matter be handed over to the SARS Lagos State for proper investigation and the investigation is on”.