Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested 71 suspected miscreants around railway-line in Oshodi, as part of efforts to rid the state of all criminal elements, especially those operating at notorious black spots.
Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, made this known in Lagos on Wednesday, September 18th saying the crackdown was in line with the determination of the task force to curtail the activities of hoodlums who robbed unsuspecting members of the public.
He noted that some of those arrested were in possession of suspected illegal substances such as Indian hemp, codeine, skunk, tramadol and other dangerous drugs.
“All identified black spots across the state will be continuously raided and arrested suspects will be fully prosecuted. The present administration has zero-tolerance for all forms of crimes and criminality‘’ he said.
According to him, Lagos State is the most populous in Nigeria as well as its economic heartbeat. “As such, the state government is committed to providing a conducive environment for both local and foreign investors,’’ he said.
He, however, noted that 13 of the arrested 71 suspects were released after undergoing a thorough screening process. Egbeyemi said that the only under-aged male among them, 11- year-old, had been transferred to the Lagos State Correctional Centre for proper rehabilitation.