The Lagos States Government today served 7 days ‘Removal Notice’ to all owners/occupiers of illegal structures/shanties including containarized shops around Abattoir and Oko-oba, Agege to remove them with their belongings immediately.
Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force SP Olayinka Egbeyemi who led the enforcement team of the Agency disclosed that over 2500 illegal structures/shanties incuding containarised shops were served ‘Removal Order’ within abattoir and Fagba by Railway side, Agege.
SP Egbeyemi disclosed further that these illegal shanties were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who terrorised innocent citizens around Agege area by dispossesing them of their valuables such as phones, wallets and jewelleries both early morning and late at night.
“It was an eye-sore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking and selling Indian hemp including prostitution by under age boys and girls around the area”
He stated that residents around Oko-oba railway line including Estate could no longer sleep with their two eyes closed as there were series of complaints about criminal activities of these miscreants and hoodlums.
The Chairman stressed that these illegal shanties within Abattoir aside of being on the landscape of the Abattoir complex and harbouring miscreants are contributing to the growing concern of health, environment and safety issues in and around Agege area.
SP Egbeyemi commended Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for spending much on infrastructural development across the State which includes construction of more roads around Agege and fly-over bridge for motorists by Pen-cinema.
He maintained that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP EDGAL IMOHIMI has directed that immediately after the expiration of the 7-Day ‘Removal Notice” any miscreants or hoodlums arrested be charge to court for prosecution.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police directed further that the Chairman of Taskforce SP Olayinka Egbeyemi should carry out raid on all criminal hideouts and black-spots across the State.
CP EDGAL IMOHIMI however confirmed that the Lagos State Police Command would not relent in securing a safe environment for citizens within the State and the country at large.
Head, Public Affairs Unit
Lagos State Task Force