Police arrest 84 over Lagos APC primaries violence

EIGHTY-FOUR suspected political thugs have so far been arrested by the police in Lagos State in connection with the violence that marred the recently concluded primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The suspects were on Monday paraded before newsmen by the state commissioner of police, who announced that they were arrested in different parts of the state.

According to the police boss, most of the suspects were arrested during violent clashes in Itire and Ajegunle Apapa

CP Edgal told newsmen that ” I want to use this opportunity to thank Lagosians for conducting themselves peacefully during and after the recently concluded APC primaries which by all security indices was hugely successful.”

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He also added that “However, there were pockets of skirmishes in some parts of the State owing to the activities of thugs which were contained as soon as it began.”

The police boss also stated that In all, the Command arrested a total of eighty-four thugs from various parts of the State but for logistic reasons, only sixty –eight of them will be paraded this morning”

He gave the names of those arrested in Ajegunle Apapa as Uche Onwuemena ,Papa Esang Obiajulu Monyei, Mustapha Seriki, Alaba Bakare, Abraham Gabriel, Godwin Keme, Obinna Asigbe, Ijeoma Onyema, Sodiq Inusa, Okere Kingsley, Sunday Robert, Aliu Adinomo, Anayo Egwu, Ismaila Tiamiu, Umuro Marvelous, Folounso Abdulsalam, Sunday Anefiong and Tosin Sunday.

Those arrested in Ajegunle also include : Steven Okorie, Abraham Alexander, Joseph Egboson, Monday Alani, David Emeka, Kelvin Akpobome, Obu Adim, Friday Solomon, Kayode Ajayi, Solomon Moses, Monday Edet, Bala Ugbeda, Moses Obende, Nojim Sani, Femi Oyeleke, Ikechukwu Uwaze, John Sunday, Emmanuel Nyaji, Taofeek Goddy, Salisu Hassan, Ismaila Babatunde, John Michael, Lucky Temuru, Chemezie Uche, Chuks Godson, Rasak Giwa, Doctor Richard, Shittu Abdulahi, Emmanuel Agbadu, Junior Dudu.

Others also include Jude Ibeh, Kelechi Osogemeh, Victor Isong, Kalu Okpan, Olayinka Fatoke, Papa Godwin, Junior Ifeanyi, Eric Emmanuel.

The police boss gave the names of those arrested in Itire as: Taiwo Yusuf, Akeem Aream, Quadri Agunpopo, Taiwo Ajibade, Akinboluwa Sunkanmi, Akeem Suleimon, Ibrahim Atinuke, Tunde Usman, Shola Ahmed, Michael Odunbajo and Ahmed Jimoh.

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