Lagos Task Force Arrests 21 Miscreants, Cultists For Allegedly Attacking Officials
Twenty-one suspected cultists and social miscreants have been arrested for allegedly staging an attack against officials of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce).
The suspects were arrested on Wednesday at the Ogudu and Ajah areas of the state where the Taskforce men had gone to carry out enforcement duties.
Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement team, stated that the operatives tackled the suspects and arrested 21 of them as directed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.
During the enforcement exercise, a large number of the miscreants/cultists launched a serious attack on the officers with broken bottles, stones, axes and other dangerous weapons from different spots, including uncompleted buildings.
He said residents of the areas had complained of the criminal activities of the undesirable elements.
The chairman warned owners of structures harbouring criminal elements to immediately flush them out as “the government would not hesitate to demolish such structures.”
According to Egbeyemi, residents of the areas complained about attacks on innocent members of the public by the miscreants, especially in the early hours of the day and at night.
The chairman stated that the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had directed that the suspects should be prosecuted.
He added that the motorcycles were impounded in the Onipanu, Adekunle and Igbo-Efon areas of the state for violating the ban on motorcycle operations as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19