25 Oct Lagos to prosecute 229 suspects for arson, murder, other crimes
The Lagos State Ministry of Justice will prosecute 229 suspects arrested by the police for allegedly using the #EndSARS protest to destroy and loot public and private properties in the state.
A statement by Kayode Oyekanmi, the ministry’s director, public affairs said that the Lagos head of the directorate, public prosecution (DPP), Olayinka Adeyemi, has gone round relevant police formations for that purpose.
According to the statement, the DPP went with a team of prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determine those that have prima facie cases made against them.
So far, 229 suspects have been 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.