Lagos Taskforce Apprehends 51 Notorious Members Harassing Truck Drivers

Lagos Taskforce Apprehends 51 Notorious Members Harassing Truck Drivers

  • 51 notorious members of a highway gang have been arrested for harassing truck drivers along the Apapa/ Oshodi and Lagos/Badagry Expressway.
  • Operatives of the Lagos State Taskforce carried out the significant operation on Tuesday, February 6
  • It was gathered that the gang forced truck drivers to part with money under the pretext of working for the defunct Lagos State Parks and Garages Agency.

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Lagos state - Operatives of the Lagos State Taskforce have arrested 51 notorious members for harassing truck drivers along the Apapa/ Oshodi and Lagos/Badagry Expressway.

Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu disclosed this via his X handle (formerly known as Twitter) @Mr_JAGs, on Tuesday, February 6.

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Lagos taskforce apprehends 51 notorious members harassing truck drivers
51 highway gang arrested for harassing truck drivers in Lagos Photo Credit: @Mr_JAGs
Source: Twitter

The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, led the operation to apprehend the highway gang.

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Gawat said the highway gang forced truck drivers to give them money under the pretext of working for the state government.

“This set of individuals have been identified for their brazen tactics, coercing truck drivers to part with money under the pretext of working for the defunct Lagos State Parks and Garages Agency.”

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Lagos State Taskforce on Environment and Special Offences Unit finalised preparations to apprehend and bring to justice individuals believed to be unauthorised auto mart dealers operating in non-designated areas throughout the state.

Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Shola Jejeloye, who serves as the agency's chairman, revealed this information on Monday, August 14, at the agency's headquarters in the state's Bolade Oshodi region. Jejeloye conveyed his apprehension regarding the increasing occurrence and approach adopted by car dealers who have repurposed road setbacks, walkways, lay-bys, gardens, and various unauthorised areas into car sales lots.

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He emphasised that these transformations deviate from the State Government's initial Master Plan. The head of the task force, characterising the conduct of specific dealers and transportation operators as lacking consideration, underlined the potential of their actions to endanger the security, tranquillity, aesthetic improvement efforts, and the "Greener Lagos" initiative by the Lagos State Government – all for their interests.

Source: Legit.ng

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