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No Clash Between OPC, Hausa In Lagos - Police

The Lagos State Police Command spokesman Chike Oti said yesterday that there was no clash between Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) members and Hausa residents at Ejigbo area of the state.

Oti, who spoke with NAN, denied reports on alleged killings.

The spokesman said the story of the clash on social media was false and capable of breaching peace.

He said the police at Ejigbo got information about the arrest of a suspected motorcycle thief and some persons attempted to secure his release from the police.

Oti said: “The incident happened on Tuesday at Powerline Area, Ejigbo, about 5 a.m. The vigilante group apprehended the suspect and informed the police.

“Operatives from Ejigbo came to the scene to take away the suspect and some people hauled stones against the police. The operatives refused to use their arms against the people to avoid casualties.

“The police succeeded in going away with the suspect, currently detained at Ejigbo Police Division.”

“One locally-made pistol was recovered from the suspects. No other arrest has been made.”