Lagos demolishes 1,700 stores at Agege

Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit, popularly referred to as taskforce, says it has demolished over 1,700 illegal shanties and containerised shops around Fagba Railway lines, Agege.

This was contained in a press statement by the Head of Public Affairs Unit, Lagos State Task Force, Adebayo Taofiq, titled, ‘Lagos demolishes over 1,700 illegal shanties, containerised shops at Fagba railway lines’, on Sunday.

The Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, said, “These illegal shanties and containerised shops were occupied by miscreants and hoodlums who terrorised innocent citizens around Fagba, Iju-Ishaga and Pen-Cinema area, dispossessing them of their valuables, especially early in the day and late at night.

“Investigations conducted revealed that miscreants and hoodlums occupying these illegal shanties were responsible for the destructions of public properties and looting of shops immediately after the recent ‘EndSARS’ protest around Agege.

“It was an eyesore with miscreants and hoodlums freely smoking and selling Indian hemp including prostitution by under-age boys and girls around Fagba railway lines.”

The Chairman confirmed that suspected illegal substances (Indian hemp) and other dangerous drugs such as codeine, skunk and tramadol were recovered during the demolition exercise.

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