Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force) have arrested nine commercial sex workers and five hoodlums in the state.
Naija News understands that the Lagos state Task Force operatives made the arrest during a raid of a brothel in the Mile 2 area of the state.
Chairman of the Police Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi said the raid became imperative following complaints of criminal activities being perpetrated around the Mile 2 area, towards Festac.
The arrest became imperative when the perpetrators of the crime were alleged to be residents around the brothel.
Egbeyemi disclosed that the brothel had previously been demolished by the Agency during the clearing of illegal structures, shanties and containerised shops from Eric Moore Road down to Trade Fair axis.
“It was disheartening seeing that the demolished brothel had been re-built by the owner after it was demolished for illegal construction on road setbacks. The last time we demolished the illegal brothel, those miscreants taking refuge there at night attacked our officers with dangerous weapons”, Egbeyemi disclosed.
He stated further that the brothel is noted for harbouring criminals who rob the unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables.
The hotel also serves as an outlet for the sale of illegal drugs which include; such Indian hemp, widely-used Tramadol and other sex enhancement drugs, especially to underaged children.
The Taskforce Chairman in his statement maintained that the present administration and the security agency in the state would not fold its arms and allow miscreants to make life difficult for law-abiding citizens.
“The illegal brothel was again demolished this morning by the agency,” PM News reports
Egbeyemi said those arrested would be charged to court in compliance with the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu.