… says it’s criminal
By: Okosun Dennis
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has warned parents, community leaders and market women to reject all suspected looted or stolen items from the looters who wrecked havocs during the recent #Endsars# protest in Lagos State.
He explained that the looted properties by these hoodlums are hard-earned property of innocent Nigerians and as such must not be found in anyone’s possession as it is highly criminal.
The Commissioner of Police gave the warning in his Ikeja office on Monday while been updated and compiling reports on the recent crises orchestrated by some armed and criminally-minded hoodlums within the state.
“In as much as the command keeps on receiving complaints against such criminal acts, the police would 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 not to patronise them or receive such items from them for sales or keeps.
The police boss reiterated by reminding them that 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.
He assured Lagosians that the policemen in the state have braced up in the discharge of their duties undistracted and professionally, despite the recent challenges experienced.
Odumosu used the Opportunity to appreciate various community leaders and 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.