It is criminal to accept looted Items -Lagos CP

It is criminal to accept looted Items -Lagos CP
CP HAKEEM OLUSEGUN ODUMOSU

The Lagos State Police Command has vowed to deal with any receiver of any stolen items looted during the #EndSARS protest in the State.
The State Commissioner of Police Mr. Hakeem Odumosu has therefore warned parents, community leaders, and market women to reject all suspected looted or stolen items from the hoodlums who wreaked havoc during the protest.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement, said: “The loots from these hoodlums are hard-earned property of innocent Nigerians and such must not be found in anyone’s possession as it is highly criminal.

“The Commissioner of Police gave the warning today in his Ikeja office while getting updates 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 will 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 by not patronising them or receiving such items from them for sales or keep. The police boss reiterated and reminded them that criminal cases have no statute of limitations and such cases could still be brought up against anyone involved years after the offense has been committed.

“While he assured Lagosians that the policemen in the state have braced up to continue discharging their duties undistracted and professionally, despite the recent challenges we experienced. Furthermore, Commissioner of Police seized the Opportunity to appreciate community leaders and various 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”.

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Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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