Lagos taskforce arrests 40 hoodlums at Oshodi

By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos

Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force on Friday arrested 40
notorious miscreants and hoodlums at their different hide-outs in
Oshodi.According to a press release from the agency signed by the Public
Relations Officer (PRO) Adebayo Taofiq, Commissioner of Police Mr.
Fatai Owoseni directed the Chairman of the Task Force SP Olayinka
Egbeyemi to lead the operations where 39 males and one female were

“Owoseni further directed that all those arrested during the
operations be charged to Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and
Special Offences Courts, Ogba, Lagos, promising that  the Lagos State
Police Command would not relent until criminal activities were reduced
to zero tolerance across the State.

The release stated that the Commissioner disclosed that raiding of
miscreants and hoodlums in different parts of the State particularly
at Oshodi would be a continuous exercise for the Lagos State Police

“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 job or relations.”

Adebayo further disclosed in the press statement that 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 and he joined them and be picking pockets of innocent
members of the public.

“Adeboye said in a day he and his gangs make at least N10,000 to
N20,000 on the average saying it depends on what they found inside any
bag or purse they snatched or telephone.

“He however said all telephone and other properties snatched like
necklace, wrist watches etc were sold at cheap prices to their
customers who come to them every night”, he said.

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