Police arrest five suspects for breach of peace at Oke Odo in Lagos

Five suspects have been arrested over Clash between scavengers and Area Boys at Oke Odo in Lagos.

This is contained in a press Statement by the Lagos command Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos command DSP Bala Elkana.

According to him at about 10.00am, one Adekunle Habib a trader at Ilepo market reported at Oke Ode Police Station that there was a misunderstanding between one Hausa scavenger and an Area Boy from Yoruba ethnic group and what started as a fight between two miscreants almost snowballed into ethnic crises, if not for the timely intervention of the Police.

Police teams from Oke Odo Division , Rapid Response Squads, Taskforce, Tactical Units and Police Mobile Force.  Divisions within the Area Command equally sent reinforcements.

The situation was brought under control and traffic cleared. No dead recorded but four persons sustained various degrees of injuries and are receiving medical attention.

Normalcy has been restored and patrols are ongoing in the affected areas while suspects will be charged to Court.

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