Report gathered that, the Lagos State Police Command says it has arrested 40 people in connection with Wednesday’s mayhem in Oshodi and has arraigned 18 of them.
This was made known by the Commissioner of Police, Kayode Aderanti after an emergency state security meeting convened to deliberate on the Oshodi mayhem where about three people were killed and properties destroyed at the State House, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.
Aderanti told newsmen that the Oshodi branch Chairman of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, Oluomo has been ordered to report himself to the police latest tomorrow or be declared wanted.
He said the mayhem has no political undertone, but noted that the main actors behind the mayhem have been arrested. “The Oshodi fracas is not political. All the principal characters are in custody. Today, we have arraigned 18 of them and they are in jail. And tomorrow (Friday), I am going to arraign about 17 of them. I am not talking about the foot soldiers. I am talking about the leaders of these people.
He stated that, “We are looking at innocent lives and properties that will be lost if we are extremely harsh on those people. We are working on it. At least, we have closed in on about 40 of them. Tomorrow, I have given an ultimatum to the leader of one of the factions, Oluomo. If he refuses to surrender himself to any of our security agencies, we are going to declare him wanted. And it is going to be between us and him. He will not have any hiding place in Lagos state.”