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COVID-19 LOCKDOWN FALLOUT: Lagosians bemoan bonfires, fears more death - ITREALMS

Lagosians woke up after the second Presidential address on the ravaging ChineseVirus-19 also known as Coronavirus or COVID-19 to see most of their streets littered with bonfire flames still gushing, reports ITREALMS.

Information reaching 
ITREALMS newsdesk showed that there were bonfires in Ojodu, Oshodi, Shogunle, Isolo and some parts of Ogba, all in Lagos, showed that the bonfires were set to wade off hoodlums.

On the last days of the first phase of the 14-day lockdown as directed by the President, General Muhammadu Buhari, retired, hoodlums were reported attacking residents in Agege and environ, asking for food.

In all, the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had disclosed that over 100 of such hoodlums including cultists identified as Awawa Boys were arrested and would be prosecuted according to the law.

Following the bonfires across the state, most residents were faced with increase in cough and clout spits as well as effects on their throats, just as health experts said that for those with underlying respiratory illnesses, inhaling smoke is dangerous.

Meanwhile the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State police Command, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu has warned armed robbers and cultists to leave the state or face the consequences of crime.

The warning, ITREALMS gathered followed reports of robberies and battle of supremacy between cult groups in some areas of the state.

The Police Commissioner also instructed the commanders of tactical units in the state to deal decisively with armed hoodlums daring the collective will of the state.

Speaking through the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Bala Elkana, said that two suspected armed robbers and 98 suspected cultists have been arrested already in different parts of the state.

“On April 12 at about 21 am, acting on credible information, operatives from Ikorodu Police Station supported by operatives from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS), deployed by the Commissioner of Police arrested Toheeb Sanusi, 21 and Adewale Adeshina, 24 , around Benson area of Ikorodu. One locally made revolver pistol and one cutlass were recovered from them. The suspects confessed that they were in the area to rob unsuspecting members of the public. Investigation is ongoing, the suspects will soon be charged to Court.

Elkanah stated further that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has warned parents to advise their children to stay at home as the police were ready to deal with hoodlums of any kind in the state.

He also warned hoodlums either to leave the state or repent from their evil ways as it was no more business as usual.

Ayo Midele/Editor


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