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    Monday, 10 October 2016

    Lagos taskforce hits 2500 criminal hideouts in Lekki

    Lagos state task force operatives have hit 2500 criminal hideouts around white Sand, Jakande Estate along Lekki-Beach road, Lekki-Epe express Way, Lagos, south-west Nigeria.

    Olayinka Egbeyemi, a superintendent of police and chairman of the taskforce led the demolition exercise of the hideouts.
    According to Egbeyemi, many of these demolished illegal shanties were criminal hideouts where criminals and hoodlums freely smoked indian helm and engaged in prostitution.
    Online further quoted the chairman as saying that “innocent members of the public who have been complaining bitterly about activities of these criminals around Victoria Island, Lekki and Ajah could now sleep with their two eyes closed”.

    He stated the Lagos State Government had invested heavily on infrastructural development across the state to attract both local and foreign investors.

    The Chairman hinted that as a State emerging the status of a Mega City, illegal activities perpetuated by criminals/hoodlums around these areas could negatively discourage both foreign and local investors.

    One of the residents who simply identified himself as Engr. Damilola Okanlawon said the demolition exercise carried out by government was long overdue.

    He disclosed that criminals and hoodlums living around these Jakande Estates always robbed and attacked innocent residents at night with dangerous weapons.

    A trader whose illegal shanties were affected Mrs Ene Ada from Benue State disclosed that since the government served them both 'Removal Order' and 'Demolition Notice' she had removed her wares and relocated to another area.

    She confirmed that criminals and hoodlums had broken into her shops trice within 6 months this year.

    Master Henry Ada, her junior brother said criminals/ hoodlums including area boys disturb them a lot with dangerous weapons.
    He said further that if you refused to give them money they will attack your shops and stole your properties over night.

    Meanwhile the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force SP Olayinka Egbeyemi had arrested a man who attempted to commit suicide during the demolition exercise.

     Sunday Eze who is from Enugu State was promptly intercepted by 3 Police Officers attached to the Agency while trying to jump inside an open well within the area.

     Eze who claimed to have married with a daughter said he moved from his Village in Enugu to Lagos for business ventures in year 2007.

    He disclosed that he wanted to jump inside the Well because he had lost hope in this world.

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