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44 Shiite members remanded in Jos prison – Police

According to reports, the Police in Plateau State on Saturday said 44 members of the Shiite Movement, who embarked on a procession that later turned violent on Wednesday, were remanded in prison custody in Jos.

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The Commissioner of Police in the state, Peter Ogunyanwo, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Jos.

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The Shiite members had embarked on a procession in defiance of police advice.

Violence erupted when the Shiite members had a clash with non -Shiite members.

Although, no person was reported dead, properties worth millions of naira were destroyed in the clash.

According to Ogunyanwo, 45 Shiite members were arrested by the men of Operation Safe Haven and handed over to the police.

Ogunyawo said: “The procession by members of Shiite in Jos, which later turned violent, resulted in the arrest of 45 of them by the men of Operation Safe Haven and later handed over to us for prosecution.

“Without much delay, we arraigned 44 of them because one among them is a minor; he is just four years old.

“As I am speaking to you, the 44 arraigned have been remanded in prison.

“We actually advised them not hold that procession because the peace being enjoyed on the Plateau is still fragile and we envisaged violence arising from that.

“But they did not heed to our advice and went ahead with the procession.

“As predicted the procession turned violent, with properties worth millions destroyed.”

The commissioner admonished citizens of the state to be law abiding and support the force in its bid to rid the state of crime.

3 Comments on 44 Shiite members remanded in Jos prison – Police

  1. Good for them

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  2. They should stay there

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  3. Just relate the 4 year old. It’s clear his parents took him on that demonstration. ..let him go to other family members and arraign the adults..

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