Nigeria

#EndSARS: Police parade two minors, four others over alleged arson of station

The Ekiti State police command, on Monday, paraded two minors and four other suspects in connection with the alleged attack on police stations in the state.

People suspected to be hoodlums had last week attacked two Divisional Police Stations and burnt the Area Command office in Ikere-Ekiti when the EndSARS protest was hijacked.

The suspects include; Odeyemi (12), Ayomide (13), Emmanuel, Tobi, Sunday and  Olamilekan.

Parading the suspects in Ado-Ekiti, on Monday, the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Sunday Abutu, said the minors were arrested at the scene of the incident.

Abutu said, “When the #EndSARS protest started, everything was done peacefully until the 20th of October when some hoodlums stormed our Area Command in Ikere Divisional Police Station and burnt the police station and vehicles there.

“They also went to two divisional police stations, particularly the Afao Ikere division and set the station and vehicles there ablaze. Police were even wounded while others had to run for their lives.

“These suspects were caught in the act and they have confessed to the crime. A lot of names have been mentioned. As many that were involved would be arrested and prosecuted, we assure our people.”

ALSO READ: Air Peace set to begin commercial flights into Johannesburg

Abutu added that suspects and others also looted the exhibit room and set the Station ablaze including all the vehicles parked in and around the station.

“A Joint Operation Team of the Police, the Military and other security agencies were immediately deployed to the scene to stop further damage.

“In the process, six suspects were arrested at the scene of the crime while others took to their heels. Confessional statements made by the suspects arrested suggest they actively participated in the burning down of the stations.”

Abutu stated that the suspects in their confessional statement mentioned the names of some people who would be arrested and prosecuted accordingly.

NIGERIAN TRIBUNE

Football news:

Gattuso on Napoli: Almost lost to AZ, although they could have reached the playoffs
Mikel Arteta: Arsenal in the Premier League are not as formidable in attack as in the Europa League
Roma have 4 wins in 5 rounds of the Eurocup season for the first time
Soboslai could move to Leipzig in the winter if Salzburg fail to qualify for the Champions League play-offs. The midfielder is also of Interest to Bayern
Bale has 200 career goals. He hasn't scored in European competition for 2 years
Fati became socio of Barca, but will not be able to vote in the next election
Jose Mourinho: some Tottenham players coming to visit LASK, Ludogorets, think they don't belong there