The Lagos State police command has debunked claims that a police station in the Ile-Epo area of the state was razed by hoodlums.
Reports had swirled in some quarters that a police station in Ile-Epo bus stop, Oke-Odo, on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway was on Monday, set ablaze.
The report also stated that a yet-to-be-identified commercial motorcyclist died during a clash involving policemen and commercial motorcycle operators popularly called ‘Okada riders’.
The incident, it was said, caused panic in the area.
But in a statement, Command’s spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the police had restored normalcy in the area.
He also stated that the report that a police station was burnt, is false and should be disregarded.
The statement read, “Cross-section of policemen at Ile-Epo Area of the state to restore normalcy and maintain peace. The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered for a thorough investigation into the incident.
“The command wishes to debunk the rumour that Ile Epo Police Station was set ablaze by the hoodlums. This news is false and should be disregarded. The command intends to give details of the incident as soon as possible.”