By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Pandemonium erupted at the Obalende area of Lagos on Thursday, as some members of unidentified transportation unions engaged themselves in a bloody clash.
At least, six hoodlums have been arrested by the police in connection with the crisis and restored normalcy to the area.
Commercial activities were reportedly disrupted, as traders, passersby and intending commuters scampered for safety to avoid being caught in the melee.
The suspects, our correspondent gathered have been handed over to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, Yaba, for discreet investigation.
The police public relations officer CSP Muyiwa Adejobi confirmed the report in a release made available to journalists.
Adejobi disclosed that the leaders of the transport unions in the area have been invited for interrogation and further actions.
The police image maker informed that the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has however directed the area commander Area A, Lion Building, ACP Bode Ojajuni, to intensify efforts on flushing the hoodlums out of the area and on the Lagos Island in general, with the available recourses deployed to the area command.
The release reads, ” The Command has deployed resources to disperse and suppress the hoodlums fomenting troubles at Obanlende area of Lagos State. Normalcy has been restored to the area.
Based on preliminary findings, the crisis, that occurred today Thursday 11th February 2021, was between transport unions in the area and no life was lost.
Six (6) suspected hoodlums have been arrested and handeld over to state CID, Panti, Yaba for discreet Investigation.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has warned that the command will not condone any act of lawlessness and criminality in the state.
He however directed the area commander Area A, Lion Building, ACP Bode Ojajuni, to intensify efforts on flushing the hoodlums out of the area and on the Lagos Island in general, with the available recourses deployed to the area command.
The leaders of transport unions in the area, however, have been invited for interrogation and further actions”.