By Bose Adelaja
Operatives of Lagos State Environment and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force) have arrested and prosecuted 210 miscreants and hoodlums within three days.
They were arrested during an operation around Oshodi and its environs.
Chairman of the Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that the miscreants and hoodlums were arrested at night.
Disclosing this yesterday, he said the operation took place midnight on the directive of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode through the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni.
Some of the prosecuted 210 miscreants
He stated that the miscreants and hoodlums were raided along rail-way lines, markets and under bridge at Oshodi between Thursday, 12a.m. and Friday, 5a.m.
The Chairman stated further that an ex-convict, who was just released from Potoki Prison at Badagry, was among those arrested.
Mr. Femi Adisa, who was among the suspects, confirmed that he was an ex-convict.
He said he was released from Potoki Prison, Badagry, on Monday, February 6, after serving a six-month jail term for robbery.
The suspect, aged 43, who hailed from Igbogi, Ilesha, Osun State, said he was arrested by Lagos State Task Force last year September for snatching a Samsung phone under Oshodi bridge and was prosecuted.
SP Olayinka Egbeyemi confirmed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police Mr. Fatai Owoseni, immediately after the raid, directed further that the 210 arrested miscreants and hoodlums be charged to court.