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Police Arrest 37 Youths for Attacking Policemen at Okokomaiko, Lagos

By Eric Elezuo

The Police have arrested 37 youths at the Okokomaiko area of Lagos State for attacking policemen during a victory celebration which turned violent.

Lagos Police Spokesperson, CSP Chike Oti, confirmed that the DCO attached to the Okokomaiko Police station was seriously wounded but survived as he was promptly rushed to the hospital.

He said that protesting youths were wildly celebrating the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari on the ever busy Lagos/Badagry expressway.

Mr Oti said policemen, led Sunday Oyekanmi, a superintendent of police, were appealing to the youth as they were causing heavy traffic on the highway.

He said while the policemen were appealing to the youths to leave the road, the youth attacked them with machetes and sticks during which the DCO was seriously injured and collapsed.

“Many thought the DCO was dead, but the DPO of the station took him to the hospital where he was revived. He is responding to treatment now. He is not dead. The area is calm now.

“The Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP Zubairu Muazu, has warned that the command will not tolerate any attack of his men who are working to protect lives and property in Lagos,” Mr Oti said.

Mr Oti said those arrested were taken to the State CID, Panti for investigation.

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