71 MISCREANTS NAB IN OSHODI BY LAGOS TASKFORCE.Adunni Adetola
The operatives of the Lagos state taskforce have arrested another 71 miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the state of all criminal elements, especially those operating at at notorious blackspots across the metropolis.
The chairman of the Agency , CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team in an early morning raid, stated that the crackdown is in line with the determination of the taskforce to curtail the activities of hoodlums who rob unsuspected members of the public.
The taskforce boss reiterated that all the identified blackspots across the state would be continuously raided and arrested suspects would be fully prosecuted if found guilty, stressing that the present administration has zero- tolerance for all forms of crimes and criminality. He disclosed that some of those were in possession of illegal substances (Indian hemp) and other dangerous drugs such as codeine, shunk and Tramadol.
According to the chairman taskforce, ” Lagos state is the most populous state in Nigeria as well as its economic heartbeat. As such, the state government is committed to providing a conducive environment for both local and foreign investors”.
However, he revealed that while 13 of all the arrested 71 suspects were released after a thoroughly screening by the chairman. The only underage Male among them was transferred to Lagos State Correctional centre for proper rehabilitation. Also underage boy named ( Hamed Gilani) who was reffered to Lagos state Correctional centre disclosed that he ran to Lagos from one of the neighbouring state after his parents divorced. According to Hamed Gilani ( 11 years old) ” I ran errands for those bigger miscreants and I was lured to smoke Indian hemp when I started sleeping among them under the Oshodi bridge.
Another arrested miscreant ( Suraju Ademola) also confessed to have been sleeping along railway line under Oshodi bridge for 7 months. He confessed further to be part of those criminals who attacked and robbed innocent members of the public of their valuables on Oshodi bridge both morning and night.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Zubairu Muazu has directed that the raid must be a continuous exercise in line with the state’s policy aimed at eradicating activities of miscreants and cultists disturbing innocent residents.