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Lagos Police to Lagosians: Reject looted items, it is criminal

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has warned parents, community leaders and market women to reject all suspected looted or stolen items from the hoodlums who looted various items from different wharehouses in the state.

It would be recalled that the hoodlums who hijacked the #ENDSARS protest to wrecked havocs leading to wanton destruction and killings in Lagos state.

In a statement released on Monday by the state command Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi said the Police Commissioner said looted items are hard-earned property of innocent Nigerians

He said, “The loots from these hoodlums are hard-earned property of innocent Nigerians and such must not be found in anyone’s possession as it is highly criminal.

“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.”

He, therefore, 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.

The police boss reiterated and reminded them that criminal cases have no statute of limitation and such cases could still be brought up against anyone involved years after the offence has been committed.

While he assured Lagosians that the policemen in the state have braced up to continue discharging their duties undistracted and professionally, despite the recent challenges we experienced.

Furthermore, Commissioner of Police 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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