Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested at least 43 suspects around Alausa and the legendary Fela’s Africam Shrine in Lagos.
Naija News understands that the arrested suspect include; 28 miscreants and 15 illegal street traders.
The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, was reported to have disclosed this in a statement by the agency’s Head of Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Taofiq on Sunday, September 15.
Egbeyemi said that the raid became imperative due to the nefarious acts within the vicinity of the African Shrine which presented a negative image to tourists and residents of Lagos.
“Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, over the weekend, raided all streets within Central Business District including surroundings of the ‘African Shrine’, Alausa, Ikeja.
“The enforcement operations became imperative following complaints from members of the public about the criminal activities of miscreants and environmental nuisance of illegal street traders around the Shrine,” he said.
According to the chairman, the night operation was carried out around African Shrine where sales of hard drugs like Tramadol, Codeine, Skunk, Weed, Illegal Mixed Liquor and Assorted Food take place.
“These consumable and non-consumable items are freely sold on the streets in defiance of security agencies and government authority.”
“The Lagos State Government has vowed to sustain the security onslaught on all areas identified as criminal hideouts and hard drug outlets across the state, especially within the metropolis,” he said.
However, the Task Force Chairman in his statement has said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu, has directed that all those arrested be immediately prosecuted.