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  • Updated: October 27, 2020

#EndSARS: 2 Minors, 4 Others Arrested For Burning Down Police Stations In Ekiti

#EndSARS: 2 Minors, 4 Others Arrested For Burning Down Polic

The Ekiti State Police Command said it has arrested six suspects who allegedly hijacked the #EndSARS protest and burnt three police facilities in the state.

The police facilities that were set ablaze include two Divisional Police Stations and the Area Command office in Ikere Ekiti.

According to NAN, the two of the six suspects are minors. They are Odeyemi Sina(12), Ayomide Akomolafe(13), Alao Emmanuel, Ojuko Tobi, Sunday Salihu and Kosedake Olamilekan.

During the parade of the suspects on Monday, the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu, said the minors were arrested at the scene of the incident.

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According to the spokesperson, the suspects looted the exhibit room and set the station ablaze, not leaving out the vehicles parked around. He added that some policemen sustained injuries while others had to take cover for their life.

Abutu mentioned that the suspects were caught in the act and have confessed to the crime.

The PPRO said, “When the EndSARS protest started, everything was done peacefully until the 20th of October when some hoodlums stormed our Area Command in Ikere Divisional Police Station and burnt the police station and vehicles there.

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“They also went to two other divisional police stations, particularly the Afao Ikere division, and set the stations and vehicles there ablaze. Some police officers were even wounded while others had to run for their lives.

 “A Joint Operation Team of the Police, the Military and other Security Agencies were immediately deployed to the scene to stop further damage.

“In the process, six suspects were arrested at the scene of the crime while others ran away. In their confessional statements, the suspects agreed that they actively participated in the burning of the police stations.

“We are spreading our dragnets and all the names mentioned by these suspects will be arrested. They are all at large, but we are trailing them and in the course of the investigation, they will be apprehended.”

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