The Lagos State Taskforce carried out a follow-up exercise and mop-up operation at the Lekki Coastal Road to drive home its mandate of creating a serene and habitable environment for residents within that axis through the removal of shanties and criminal hideouts.

The operation which was carried out in the wee hours of today 7th of May, and lasted about six hours, was led by the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye who disclosed that 38 recalcitrant suspects who thought it was business as usual were arrested.

Jejeloye further stated that the makeshift shanties by the roadside were also further demolished to ensure free vehicular movement along that route.

He warned all squatters and unscrupulous elements who try to call the bluff of the Agency’s activities to rethink and turn over a new leaf or risk being prosecuted. He appealed to roadside traders in the area to move their wares to the designated market complex rather than defacing the streets and roads.

“Clearing of this area will be sustained for as long as it takes till we achieve our objective of creating a society that is safe and habitable for residents and Lagosians as a whole” Jejeloye concluded.

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