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IN AGEGE: 98 shanties demolished as Task Force arrests 210 suspects for illegal drug sales

The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force at the weekend apprehend 210 suspects and impounded 125 motorcycles around Iludun Town, New Oko-Oba area of Agege, Lagos Mainland.  The team also demolished 98 illegal shanties built on drainage alignment and road setbacks.

According to the Task Force, the enforcement operation was carried out based on complaints by different communities around the area.

Commenting on the development, the Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team, disclosed that 210 arrested suspects were those recently dislodged by the agency along the railway track behind abattoir at Agege.

He stated that the suspects terrorised the communities day and night by robbing them of their valuables such as phones, wallets and jewelry.

“It was an eye-sore as these dislodged miscreants and street urchins were freely smoking and selling Indian hemp around residential premises where you have underage pupils,” he said.

Egbeyemi added that the demolished shanties and containarised shops within abattoir and adjourning streets, aside being on the landscape and harbouring criminals, also contribute to the poor environment and safety issues in and around Agege.

He also confirmed that over 125 motorcycles plying restricted routes around these communities were impounded by the agency during the enforcement operation, while the arrested suspects were immediately charged to court on the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi.

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