Thursday, April 3, 2014

Task Force Rounds Up Oshodi Area Boys


About 118 alleged hoodlums have been arrested at the Oshodi area by the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences Unit.
The officials conducted their raid at about 1.00 am in the night and arrested 106 male and 12 female.
About 160 peole where arrested but after intense screening at Alausa Ikeja, only the 118 where put behind bars.
Chief Superintendent of Police and taskforce chairman Bayo Sulaiman, revealed that the raid went on from the initial starting time of 1.00 am till 2.00 am and the hoodlums were picked up from under the bridge, abandoned and property, among others.
The decision to raid Oshodi of these hoodlums was taken after an increase in complains by locals about criminal events in the area.
Sulaiman said: “We have been receiving text messages and people calling us that they are being harassed by hoodlums at Oshodi. We realised that we have to go after them again.”
“We got information of where they are staying to smoke Indian hemp and we swooped on them and arrested them.”

He also revealed that one of the arrested female suspect was pregnant.

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