The Delta State Police Command has paraded 78 suspects for arson, invasion, and destruction of government’s properties, and violations of the curfew imposed by the State government during the EndSARS protests period that were hijacked by hoodlums.
The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hafiz Inuwa who made this known in Asaba, said the suspects have been tried and convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction and have been remanded in prison custody pending when they meet with their various fines.
According to CP Inuwa, he revealed that twenty-two others whose crime was the violation of the curfew imposed by the state government were handed down two months prison custody with alternative fines of 10, 000 naira each.
While parading the suspects, the commissioner of police also display some of the evidences of the crimes perpetrated by the convicted thugs who hijacked the peaceful EndSARS protests in Asaba, the Delta State Capital.
Meanwhile, at the point of transferring the convicts for onward conveyance to their prisons, a mild empathic drama ensued from one of the convict.
Over 20 convicts were packed in each of the 18 sitting capacity buses amidst the COVID-19 pandemic for onward conveyance to the prisons, pending when they meet their various fines.