The Lagos State Taskforce conducted a thorough early morning raid on Oshodi and its surrounds, where hoodlums were claimed to have engaged in various types of criminal activity that had residents and commuters concerned.

The operation, led by the Agency’s Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, lasted more than three hours due to the elusive nature of some of the suspected miscreants, who attempted to avoid arrest but were no match for the Agency’s determination to rid the axis of criminal elements.

Jejeloye highlighted the activity of some of the suspected hoodlums apprehended as concerning owing to the type of hazardous weapons and substances believed to being cannibis found from the suspects during the operation.

“We recovered harmful weapons and suspected hard drugs from these suspected miscreants during the raid across Bolade Junction, Mosafejo, Oshodi Bridge, Oshodi Under Bridge, Brown Street, Railway Track and the BRT Corridors. One of the suspects even injured one of our officers while being arrested in an attempt to escape but he was apprehended before he took to his heels”

Jejeloye further added that these security activities are part of the Agency’s planned program of measures for Y2024, which would assist improve the confidence of Lagosians throughout the state.

“Residents of the State should be able to go about their business at any time of the day without fear.” Jejeloye stated.

The Chairman revealed that a total number of 63 suspected miscreants were apprehended and will be properly profiled before being charged to court accordingly.

He assured Lagosians that the Agency has hit the ground running this year to ensure that no criminal element deprives law abiding citizens of their right to safe, serene and healthy environment.

“I urge all well meaning Lagosians to report any suspicious activity to the Agency or the nearest Police Station in order to nip it in the bud. The safety of our environment is a collective responsibility and all hands must be on deck to ensure that the THEMES PLUS Agenda of the State Government is not undermined by any sinister forces”.

He stressed that there will be no tolerance for illicit actions this year, and that criminals should either follow best practices or leave the state.

Gbadeyan Abdulraheem

Director, Press & Public Affairs

Lagos State Taskforce

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