File photograph of #EndSARS protesters
An alleged cellphone thief was nabbed at an #EndSARS protest floor in Lags just lately and was handled by the protesters.
The #EndSARS protesters within the Lekki space of Lagos State, on Saturday, arrested and handed over the co-protester, Yusuf Lawal, to the police for allegedly stealing a cellphone belonging to a different protester.
PUNCH Metro gathered that after Lawal stole the cellphone, he handed it over to an confederate who absconded with it.
Nevertheless, Lawal was mentioned to be unfortunate because the protesters apprehended him earlier than he might escape.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, mentioned the protesters handed Lawal to the police, including that efforts had been on to arrest the fleeing member.
He mentioned, “The #EndSARS protesters at Lekki, arrested and handed over a co-protester, Yusuf Lawal, 25, from Ojuelegba space of Lagos, for stealing a cellphone, on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
“The protesters who had been offended concerning the incident descended on him and gave him beating earlier than they agreed at hand him over to the police on the Maroko Police Station.
“Although the stolen cellphone has not been recovered because the suspect handed on the cellphone to his fleeing gang members. The Police are engaged on the helpful info gathered from him to trace down his gang members who’re at massive.
“The state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has reiterated that this incident is a transparent indication that the protests, throughout the state, have been hijacked by some hoodlums who disguise underneath the #EndSARS protests to steal, loot and trigger harm to peoples property.
“He, due to this fact, suggested protesters to be watchful of those that have infiltrated into their gatherings to trigger pains to harmless Lagosians.”