Lagos Police Arrest 50 in Connection with Food Market Clash.


Operatives of the Lagos state police command say they have arrested over 50 suspects in connection to a clash between hoodlums at the popular Ile-Epo foodstuff market in Alimosho local government area of the state.

In a statement to that effect, police spokesperson in the state, Benjamin Hundeyin, said normalcy has been restored to the market.

He said “Over fifty suspects have so far been arrested while the shanties they occupied have been destroyed, effectively dislodging them.

“The commissioner of police, Lagos state command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni, has directed the prompt prosecution of the arrested hoodlums and has equally warned that the command would decisively deal with anyone found breaching the peace, in accordance with the law.”

The clash reportedly started on Wednesday night and continued till Thursday morning as the warring thugs settled scores over an undisclosed matter.

The hoodlums, in the process, set some stalls crammed with goods on fire.

First responders like policemen and fire service operatives were later deployed to the scene to arrest the inferno and restore calm.


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