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Lagos Taskforce arrests 63 hoodlums in Oshodi raid

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Hoodlums arrested in Oshodi, Lagos

The Lagos State Taskforce carried out an extensive raid of Oshodi and its environs on Monday, where hoodlums nefarious activities have made residents and commuters restive.

The agency, in a statement on Monday, vowed that no criminal element would be allowed to deprive law-abiding citizens of their right to a safe, serene, and healthy environment.

The three-hour operation was led by the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, due to the elusive tendencies of some of the suspected miscreants who attempted to manoeuvre their way out of being arrested but were no match for the Agency’s determination to rid the axis of criminal elements.

Jejeloye described the activities of some of the suspected hoodlums arrested as worrisome due to the nature of harmful weapons and substances suspected to be cannibis recovered from the suspects during the raid.

“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.”

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Jejeloye further stated that these security operations are part of the agency’s planned programme of actions for Y2024 that would help boost the confidence of Lagosians across the state.

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

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Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye

The chairman revealed that a total of 63 suspected miscreants were apprehended and will be properly profiled before being charged in 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 a 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 insisted that there will be no room for any criminal activities this year; criminals would rather tow the line between best practices or relocate out of the state.

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