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The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has said that it has arrested 229 hoodlums who allegedly took part in the mayhem in Lagos State after the Lekki Tollgate incident on Tuesday.

The ministry included this update in a statement by Mr. Kayode Oyekanmi, the Director of Public Affairs said that it would prosecute suspected hoodlums that took advantage of the End SARS protest to destroy and loot public and private properties in different parts of Lagos state.

“The Lagos State Director of the Directorate of Public Prosecution (DPP), Mrs Olayinka Adeyemi, has gone round relevant Police formations with a team of prosecutors to evaluate files of those arrested by the police with a view to determine those that have cases made against them.”

“So far, 229 suspects have been arrested by the police for various criminal offences ranging from arson, murder, stealing, malicious damage of properties and assault before and after the state-wide curfew.”

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“Also, the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), has called on Lagosians to maintain peace, law and order in their respective communities.”

“He also said that the government is committed to upholding the rule of law at all times,” the statement said.

NAN reports that the ministry stated that after the evaluation, those who had cases to answer would be arraigned before the courts on Monday, Oct. 26, while those without cases would be released.

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