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EndSARS: How I Joined Others To Burn BRT Buses, Police Station-Teenager Reveals

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A teenager, Steven Samuel, has confessed how he joined others to burn BRT buses and police station in Lagos.

Our reporter gathered that the 15-year-old boy, in a confessional statement to police narrated how he was part of the hoodlums that burnt Shangisha Police Station and the Bus Rapid Transit station, Berger terminal during the #EndSARS protest in the State.

According to the suspect, he was returning from his workplace when he joined the protesters to set the police station ablaze.

He said, he left home at Ojodu Berger to meet his boss, who is a bricklayer, in Ketu, but his boss asked him to go back home because of the situation of the country.

Samuel said as he was going home, he met a man, simply identified as Alhaji, who gave him a gallon of fuel and asked him to follow him to Shangisha Police Station.

He said: “When we got to the Shangisha Police Station, the Alhaji collected the gallon of fuel from me and went into the station with other protesters and burnt down the station.

“After we left there, we went to bus rapid transit terminal at Berger and set the buses parked in the garage ablaze, after which I was told to go home.

“We are 30 in number that carried out the act.

“We were about to leave the scene when Policemen arrived.

“As I was about to escape from the scene, I was arrested by policemen.

“I regretted my action.”

In the same vein, another suspect, 24-year-old Kelvin Haruna from Jos in Plateau State, was also arrested for allegedly looting ShopRite in the Surulere area of the State.

Haruna said he is into car washing and robs at night with his gang, but when the #EndSARS protest started, he and his gang then used the opportunity to loot ShopRite and other stores in the Bode Thomas area.

“When I and my gang saw how people were looting ShopRite and other stores, we decided to join them to loot.

“When we were going to the mall, I went with a pistol and my colleague also came with his own pistol.

“We are five in number that went for the operation.

“I and my colleague went with the guns in case if someone wants to stop us from gaining access to the shopping mall.’ Haruna said

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