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Lagos: Police to arrest community leaders as Alhaji’s ‘blasphemy’ sparks violence

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The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the arrest of 13 leaders of warring teams of Gengere group, Mile 12, within the Ketu space.

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They’re accused of involvement within the violence orchestrated by some thugs within the afternoon of April 30.

Odumosu gave the order through the interrogation of invited group heads on the State Headquarters, Ikeja.

A press release by Muyiwa Adejobi, Police Public Relations Officer stated preliminary investigation confirmed that the Commander of the Safety Committee in Gengere, Alhaji Alidu Mohammed, allegedly disrespected Prophet Mohammed (SAW).

In response, hoodlums went on rampage, attacked him, set ablaze his two automobiles, vandalised certainly one of his homes and burned a constructing belonging to 1 Alhaji Mamuda.

“The CP instantly deployed extra policemen to the realm the place 45 suspects have been arrested”, the spokesman stated.

In the course of the disaster, one Papa Mohammed, who was stabbed, died whereas on admission on 1st Might, 2021.

Adejobi stated the recognized leaders to be arrested have been fuelling the disaster within the space, whereas the fighters are planning steady assaults in opposition to each other.

Odumosu has directed the DCP, State CID, Panti, Adegoke Fayoade, to take over the case and perform an Investigation into the homicide and arson instances recorded through the disaster.

The CP warned that the command won’t tolerate any act of spiritual intolerance and lawlessness in any a part of Lagos.

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