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Lagos police arraign 7 students for hooliganism, breach of peace

Seven secondary school students who were arrested for alleged hooliganism and criminal breach of public peace would on Wednesday appear before an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court, Lagos.

Newsmen report that the students are from Iponri Senior High School, Akinto Senior High School, Surulere, Stadium High School and Oloye Comprehensive College, Orile.

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Iponri Police Station, Mr Fesesan Ibrahim, told newsmen that the suspects were part of gangs terrorising and molesting innocent citizens after school hours.

“We arrested the students on May 19 for always causing trouble every Friday at Costain, Alaka and Orile areas.

“The last incident that led to their arrest was the attack of some innocent persons with cutlasses and other dangerous weapons.

“They were released to their parents on bail, with a view to produce them at the station for prosecution due to their ages,’’ the DPO said.

He said that the police was on the trail of one of the students who was released on bail to his mother but escaped.

According to the DPO, the police are also keeping surveillance on Gbaja Boys’ High School and Stadium Senior Secondary School, Surulere for similar cases.


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