The Lagos State, the state Taskforce on Environment and special offences Unit, has raided Oshodi bus terminal and its environs, arresting 15 suspected teenage miscreants and 195 others.
Investigations revealed that the miscreants were arrested between February 9th and 10th along the railway lines, markets and under bridge at Oshodi.
One of the suspects, Femi Adisa, confirmed that he was an ex-convict, saying he was released from ‘Potoki Prison’ at Badagry on February 6th, after serving a six-month imprisonment for a case of robbery.
The 43-year-old suspect, who hailed from Igbogi, Ilesha, Osun State, narrated that he was arrested by same Lagos State Task Force last year September, 2016 for snatching a ‘Samsung’ phone under Oshodi Bridge and was prosecuted.
Meanwhile, the Taskforce Chairman, Olayinka Egbeyemi, in a statement by the Unit head of Public Affairs Unit, Taofiq Adebayo on Sunday, disclosed that these 210 miscreants were raided by the Agency at mid-night around within Oshodi axis.
Egbeyemi added that the raid was carried out by the Agency on the directive of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, through the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni.
The chairman however commended Ambode for its efforts at re-developing Oshodi and other parts of the State to a Mega-City status, he enjoined members of the public to always furnish security outfits information that would aid arrest of criminals in the state.
He confirmed that the Owoseni immediately after the raid directed further that these 210 arrested miscreants and hoodlums be charged to court.
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