Lagos Task Force Moves To Demolish Shanties In Oko-Oba


The Lagos state Task Force has served occupants of shanties and illegal structures around Oko-Oba area of Lagos eviction notice to vacate the area in preparation to the demolition of the illegal structures.

Olayinka Egbeyemi, chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, led the team, who served the notice to the occupants.

He disclosed that over 2,500 illegal structures/shanties, including containerized shops were served ‘Removal Order’ within abattoir and Fagba area by railway side, Agege.

According to him, the illegal shanties were occupied by miscreants who allegedly terrorised innocent citizens around Agege area by dispossessing them of their valuables such as phones, wallets and jewelries both early in the morning and late at night.

According to him, “it was an eye-sore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking and selling Indian hemp including prostitution by under-age boys and girls around the area.”

The task force chairman noted that the shanties are contributing to the growing concern of health, environment and safety issues in and around Agege area.

He said the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, has directed that immediately after the expiration of the ‘Removal Notice” any miscreants or hoodlums arrested will be charged to court for prosecution.

“Furthermore the Lagos State Commissioner of Police has directed that the Chairman of Taskforce should carry out raids on all criminal hideouts and black-spots across the state,” he said.

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