The Lagos state Commissioner for Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has revealed that ten persons comprising six policemen and four civilians were killed, and 38 cops injured in the violence that rocked the state recently.
He made this known in a recent press conference, as he revealed the extent of damage that occurred in the violence.
According to him, 16 police stations were burnt and 13 vandalized by hoodlums who hijacked the peaceful #ENDSARS protests across the state.
Hakeemo Odumosu, listed the names of the slain officers as; ASP Yard Edward, attached to Denton Police Station; Inspector Olayinka Erinfolami of defunct Anti Kidnapping Unit (AKU); Inspector Adegbenro Aderibigbe attached to Meiran Division, Sergeant Abejide Abiodun of Department of Operations (DOPs), State Headquarters and two others attached to Orile Division.
For public assets destroyed, Odumosu listed High Court Complex Igbosere, Lagos State DNA and Forensic Centre, Broad Street; Ejigbo LCDA Secretariat; BRT Terminal Iddo (where 67 buses were burnt); City Hall, Lagos Island; COVID-19 Warehouse at Monkey Village; BRT Terminals at Ojodu and Ikotun; Ajeromi Ifelodun LG Secretariat; NPA Head Office, Marina, and FRSC/VIO Office at Ojodu where only the vehicles parked outside the main buildings within their compounds were burnt.
The police boss said among those arrested is one Olamilekan Ibrahim, 19, who is alleged to have been among those who broke into a commercial bank and carted away cash and other valuables in Lekki. Odumosu said Ibrahim was arrested with N250, 000 alleged to be his share of the loot from the banks, as well as a locally-made pistol.
He said two suspects identified as Ebere Reuben, 29, and Samuel Oyediran, 16, were also arrested by RRS operatives for their involvement in burning of the BRT terminal at Berger and TVC Station in Lagos State, respectively. They were allegedly caught with left-over of some quantities of petroleum products with which they set the places ablaze.
The police boss, who acknowledged that those arrested were not peaceful #ENDSARS protesters, stated that it was a known fact armed hoodlums hijacked the protests and were responsible for series of killings, arson and looting recorded.
When interrogated, most of the suspects denied involvement in the violence alleging that they were picked up randomly either at the bus stop while going about their legitimate duties or apprehended in front of their shops or near their homes.