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Police arrest 22 suspects over Lagos motor park violence

The crisis erupted over control of the new park created under the Bridge at Iyana-Oba, Ojo area.

• September 29, 2022
SP Benjamin Hundeyin
SP Benjamin Hundeyin

The police have arrested 22 persons following violent clashes by some members of Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria (RTEAN) in Lagos.

The spokesman of the police, Lagos state command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest on Thursday.

Mr Hundeyin said that the situation had been brought under control as more patrol teams were deployed to the area.

He explained that all the suspects had been transferred to the police headquarters for screening.

Mr Hundeyin, however, said that no life was lost, contrary to claims in some quarters.

Several people sustained injuries during the clash at Iyana-Iba, Ojo Local Government Area of the state, on Wednesday.

The crisis erupted over control of the new park created under the Bridge at Iyana-Oba, Ojo area.

Commercial activities, including bus operators, in the area were grounded while the violence lasted. 

 (NAN)

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