Some of the looters of Shoprite outlets in Lagos, have been paraded after their arrest.
Some youths had attacked South African brands in a reprisal following the recent ‘happenings’ in South Africa.
Area Commander of Shangotedo, Gbolahan Olugbemi, said a total of 125 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack on Shoprite with 90% of the stolen goods recovered.
According to the police, 112 of those arrested were found in possession of stolen items and have been charged to court.
Meanwhile, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has visited the affected shopping malls.
According to him, at least 5,000 may have lost their jobs as a result of the attack on the malls.
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Meanwhile, a similar scenario played out at the Adeniran Ogunsanya shopping mall in Surulere where police officers struggled to control a mob that went for locked stores and stole valuables.
This is Surulere Mall.
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The store belonging to PEP, a South African-owned clothing and accessories dealer, in the area was also looted by another mob.
Two MTN stores, another South African-owned business, were also vandalised in Surulere.
Lagos Government condemns looting
The Lagos State government has condemned the attacks as against the “Nigerian spirit of accommodation and benevolence”.
The government said security agencies have been directed to ensure that law and order prevail in all parts of the state.
“The federal government is in dialogue with South African Authorities to stop this obnoxious act. We appeal to our compatriots to eschew violence and any unlawful acts.
“The Lagos State Government wishes to reiterate its commitment to providing a conducive atmosphere where businesses are conducted without hindrances,” the statement read.