Ile-Epo: 50 suspects arrested, drug den uncovered, say police

The Nigerian Police Force says it has efficiently restored normalcy to Ile-Epo within the Abule Egba space of Lagos State following clashes between youths and hoodlums.

The PUNCH reported that many individuals have been injured after hoodlums clashed within the Ile-Epo space

It was gathered {that a} fight started in the market situated within the space on Wednesday night time and continued until Thursday morning. Some outlets have been set on fireplace whereas some items have been destroyed within the course of.

However, in a improvement on Thursday afternoon, the police, led by Divisional Police Officer of Oke-Odo, famous they responded to stories of the unrest in Ile-Epo.

Over fifty suspects linked to the clashes have been apprehended, and the shanties they occupied have been demolished, successfully dislodging them from their illicit actions.

“Over fifty suspects have so far been arrested while the shanties they occupied have been destroyed, effectively dislodging them,” the assertion learn.

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However, throughout the operation to dismantle the shanties, legislation enforcement officers stumbled upon a hidden drug den that had been working in plain sight.

The discovery make clear the extent of legal actions within the space and raised issues in regards to the prevalence of drug-related points.

This was made identified in a press release posted by the Lagos State Police Command, signed by the Lagos PPRO, SP Benjamin Hundeyin on Thursday.

According to the assertion, Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, wasted no time in directing the immediate prosecution of the arrested hoodlums.

“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, has directed the prompt prosecution of the arrested hoodlums and has equally warned that the Command would decisively deal with anyone found breaching the peace, in accordance with the law,” the assertion learn.

Meanwhile, the Assistant Commissioner of Police (Operations), Area Commander Alagbado, alongside different Divisional Police Officers below the Area Command, remained on the bottom to stop any potential breakdown of legislation and order within the space.



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