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Operatives of the Lagos State Task-force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit, have arrested 40 miscreants believed to be terrorizing residents, passersby and motorists in Oshodi area of the state. The suspected hoodlums were arrested during a special operation carried out at different hide-outs in Oshodi and environs. Chairman of the state task-force Superintendent of Police, SP, Olayinka Egbeyemi who said the arrest was based on the directive of Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Fatai Owoseni , added that 39 males and one female were arrested. Owoseni further directed that all those arrested be charged to Magistrate Courts, Ogba, Lagos.
He said the state Police Command would not relent until criminal activities were reduced to zero tolerance across the state. The commissioner disclosed that raiding of miscreants and hoodlums at different parts of the state particularly, Oshodi would be a continuous exercise to rid the area of undesirable elements.
He however, warned parents and guardians to always monitor activities of their children particularly when they claimed to be coming to Lagos without any tangible means of livelihood or relations. One of the arrested miscreants who identified himself as Tajudeen Adeboye (mechanic) said he was invited to Lagos by a friend (Jelili). He said it was when he got to Oshodi that Jelili and his other gangs lured him into crime, picking pockets of innocent members of the public. Tajudeen Adeboye said averagely in a day he and his gangs make at least N10,000 to N20,000, saying it depends on what they found inside any bag or purse they snatched. He confessed that all telephones and other properties snatched like necklace, wrist watches among others were sold at cheap prices to their customers who come to them every night.
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