By Innocent Orok
The Nigeria Police in Lagos has recovered arms and ammunition, charms and a VW Bus, as well as suspects who carried out the destruction at the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA) headquarters office at Amuwo Odofin in Lagos State at the early hours of Tuesday, 6th October, 2020.
The ANLCA headquarters was invaded by armed thugs numbering over 40 recently. They broke into the edifice, chase away staff and cart away valuable documents, cash among other items.
The alleged criminals who were fully armed with guns, machete, charms matcheted a Police Inspector , who is now in a critical condition at the hospital, when the police arrived the scene to restore normalcy.
A source who witnessed the havoc said the arsonists were wearing the Western Zone Task Force I’D Cards of ANLCA led by National Publicity Secretary of Oodua Logistic Association, Yemi Hasstrup.
All the items have been seized by the Lagos State Special Anti-Robbery Squad ( SARS) and ten suspects also arrested.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Command, Superintendent of Police Olumuyiwa Adejobi, he said, “They said they were fighting union crisis and the likes of other things, I think the Unions have been having some issues. Some Men went there at their secretariat with guns, matchete and other weapons to go and attack some people there in the secretariat.
” The police was called and when the officers went there, they were attacked and one of our Inspectors was matcheted and seriously injured.
“We arrested some of them and recovered guns, cutlasses, ammunition and offensive weapons from them.
The Commissioner of Police Lagos State has directed that the matter be handed over to the SARS Lagos State for proper investigation and the investigation is on”.