Lagos Task Force arrests nine armed robbery suspects, clears Olusosun dumpsite
The Lagos State Taskforce has arrested nine armed robbery suspects at Olusosun in Ojota axis of the state.
Also, the agency has, in conjunction with the Ministry of the Environment carried out a cleanup exercise of the refuse dumpsite.
The activity, spearheaded by the Chairman of the Task Force, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), Shola Jejeloye, was in furtherance of the state’s resolve to rid the city of all forms of environmental hazards and ensure that the citizenry lives in a clean, serene and pollution-free environment.
Jejeloye said that the dumpsite has been a known haven for criminal elements that engage in criminal activities, one of which is traffic robbery
He added that the cleanup exercise was necessary, considering the health and environmental hazard posed by the dumpsite to Lagosians transiting or residing within the area where it is located.
He said: “We have carried out raids on this dumpsite in the past and made some arrests of suspects with dangerous weapons, mostly used for robbery in traffic. This exercise will reduce the incidents of traffic robbery and pickpocketing around here. We found dangerous weapons on the nine suspects.”
Jejeloye hinted that the exercise would be continuous and thorough to ensure that cleanliness and hygiene are achieved and maintained on and off the dumpsite.
He urged Lagosians to ensure that their waste is disposed of properly in the designated waste bins and not littered across the street, which could block water drainages and eventually lead to flooding.