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Taskforce Arrests 71 Miscreants In Oshodi, Lagos

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Seventy-one miscreants have been arrested by Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force in Lagos.
The persons were arrested around railway-line in Oshodi as part of efforts to rid the State of all criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious blackspots across the metropolis.
This information is contained in a statement by Head, Public Affairs Unit Lagos State Task Force, Adebayo Taofiq.
This feat was achieved when the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi led the enforcement team Wednesday morning to crackdown miscreants in line with the determination of the Task Force to curtail the activities of hoodlums who rob unsuspecting members of the public.
The statement further disclosed that some of those arrested were in possession of suspected illegal substances (Indian hemp) and other dangerous drugs such as Codeine, Skunk and Tramadol.
Adding that all identified blackspots across the State would be continuously raided and arrested suspects would be fully prosecuted if found guilty.
The Chairman CSP Egbeyemi also stressed that the present administration has zero-tolerance for all forms of crimes and criminality.
According to CSP Egbeyemi, “Lagos State is the most populous 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”.
He, however, 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 the Lagos State Correctional Centre for proper rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, 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.
An underage boy (Hamed Gilani) who was referred to Lagos State Correctional Centre disclosed that he ran to Lagos from one of the neighbouring State after his parents separated their ways (divorced).
Accoding to Hamed Gilani (11yrs)”I ran errand for those bigger miscreants and i was lured to be smoking Indian hemp when i started sleeping among them under the bridge at Oshodi”
Another arrested miscreant (Suraju Ademola) confessed to have been sleeping along railway line under the Oshodi bridge for over 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 early morning and night.

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