Police Warns Lagosians, Others Against Receiving Items Looted By Hoodlums - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Monday, October 26, 2020

Police Warns Lagosians, Others Against Receiving Items Looted By Hoodlums

From.Godwin Akomah, Lagos

The Lagos State Police on Monday  warned  parents, community leaders and market women to reject any looted or stolen items from the looters who wrecked havocs during the recent Endsars protest in the state.

Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who issued   the warning said the items looted by the hoodlums were hard-earned property of innocent Nigerians.

Odumosu said the loots must not be found in anyone's possession as it is highly criminal. 

The Commissioner conveyed the warning in a statement by the Command's Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, while getting updates and compiling reports on the recent crises orchestrated by some armed and criminally-minded hoodlums within the state. 

The statement reads: "In as much as the command keeps on receiving complaints against such criminal acts, the police will go after anyone culpable and his or her accomplices, either for conspiracy or receiving stolen items or accessory after the fact accordingly.

"We urged the general public, particularly market women and traders, to disown the hoodlums who had looted people's items by not patronising them or receiving such items from them for sales or keep. 

"Criminal cases have no statute of limitation and such cases could still be brought up against anyone involved years after the offense has been committed. 

"We  are assuring Lagosians  that the policemen in the state have braced up to continue discharging their duties undistrated and professionally, despite the recent challenges we experienced.

" The Commissioner of Police also  seized the opportunity to appreciate community leaders and various groups for their support to surmount the crises and encouraged them to continue in the same spirit to promote community policing which remains the major pillar for public safety and security."

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