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Lagos to prosecute 229 #EndSARS protesters for murder, arson, looting

Lagos state government will on Monday prosecute 229 suspects accused of taking advantage of the #EndSARS protests to destroy and loot public and private properties in different parts of the state.

The state alleges that some hoodlums hijacked the peaceful #EndSARS protests to wreak havoc and disturb peace in the state

A statement by Director, Public Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Kayode Oyekanmi on Saturday night, said the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) 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 determine those that have prima facie case made against them.

Oyekanmi said 229 suspects were arrested by the Police for various criminal offences ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties and assault before and after the state-wide curfew imposed by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to restore law and order.

He said: “After the evaluation exercise, those that have cases to answer will be arraigned before the Courts on Monday.”

He assured the release of those that have no case to answer will be ensured.

Lagos Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, (SAN) urged Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities.

He pledged the commitment of government to uphold the rule of law at all times.

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