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Police arrests residents for allegedly ordering dogs to attack estate security guards in Lagos

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The Lagos State Police Command has taken Uthman Nureni, Victor Eugene, and Chineye Nancy into custody for allegedly commanding their dogs to assault security guards at Fagbile Estate in the Isheri-Oshun area of Lagos.

According to reports, the trouble began when the estate’s residents arrived at midnight on a motorcycle but were refused entry by the security guard, Adekunle Omoyiola, in accordance with the estate’s regulations against granting access during late hours, especially with motorcycles. The situation escalated, resulting in the security guards confiscating the motorcycle.

Some estate residents claimed that the trio later returned accompanied by two individuals dressed in naval uniforms, each with a dog, intending to attack the estate guards.

Superintendent of Police Ben Hundeyin, the Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, confirmed the arrests, categorizing the incident as a case of dog bites and conduct likely to incite a breach of peace. In addition to ordering the dogs to attack the guard, the suspects engaged in physical altercations with the lone security personnel.

Hundeyin disclosed that the individuals in naval uniforms fled when they spotted the police team. Meanwhile, the three suspects remain in custody, and efforts are underway to apprehend the individuals dressed in naval attire.

This incident highlights the importance of maintaining peace and adherence to estate regulations. The Lagos State Police Command is dedicated to ensuring the safety and well-being of residents, promptly responding to such cases and taking appropriate action against those involved.

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