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Gang clash: Police arrest five suspects in Lagos, go after others

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Five suspects have been arrested by policemen attached to the Lagos State Police Command in connection with a gang clash at Aguda near Surulere area of Lagos State

The clash occurred between Sunday and Monday.

In a statement issued by the spokesman of the Lagos State Police Command, Bala Elkana, the arrest was effected after a distress call to the police.

His words:  “On April 22, at about 9.30a.m.,  the Aguda  Police Station received a distress call that a group of youths from Ijesha and Aguda areas had engaged themselves in a free-for-all at the boundary between Ijesha and Aguda.

“Police patrol teams from Ijesha and Aguda were promptly drafted to the scene. The teams brought the  situation  under control.

“Glasses of three cars were shattered with stones thrown by the hoodlums on each other.

“Five suspects that incude: Lekan Abiose, 30,  of No.  25, Adeola St.,  ltire; Ahmed lsiaka,37, of No. 47, Animashaun  ljeshatedo and  Aro Rasaq,  28 , of No. 40, Ronke St., ltire, all in Lagos State were arrested by the teams.

“Others arrested are Gideon Agwu, 32, of No. 10, Alhaji Mukaila St., lba, Okokomaiko and Temileyin Odulawo, 19, of No. 57, Sanya St., Aguda also in Lagos State.”

The spokesman said preliminary investigation revealed that some members of the two rival groups fought at a get together organised by one Bukky and Baba Sunday on April 21 at Ijesha area.

“There, one Ijesha youth was  allegedly injured.

“The injured youth was alleged to have mobilised his friends on a revenge mission to Aguda on Monday morning, which led to another fracas,” Elkana said.

He said already had begun and efforts were ongoing to arrest other suspects.

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