LASG Demolishes 1700 Illegal Shanties, Containerised Shops At Fagba Railway Line

Over the weekend, officers from the Lagos State Environmental and Special Crimes Taskforce demolished more than 1,700 illegal shacks and containerized tents around the Fagba, Agege railway lines.

Speaking during the demolition exercise, CSP agency chair Olayinka Egbeyemi revealed that the owners / occupants of these illegal shacks and containerized shops had received a 7-day ‘Removal Order’ from the government based on a series of complaints. about criminal activities in Fagba. , Agege.

Furthermore, he revealed that after the expiration of the expulsion order, the government gave them an additional 21 days of grace to remove their belongings and vacate the entire area before embarking on the demolition exercise.

According to Egbeyemi “These illegal barracks and container stores were occupied by criminals and thugs who terrorized innocent citizens around Fagba, Iju-Ishaga and the Pen-Cinema area, stripping them of their valuables, especially early in the day and late afternoon. at night.

He claimed that investigations had revealed that the criminals and thugs occupying these illegal shacks were responsible for the destruction of public property and the looting of shops in the immediate aftermath of the recent ‘EndSARS’ protest around Agege.

“It was an eyesore with criminals and thugs freely smoking and selling Indian hemp, including the prostitution of underage boys and girls around the Fagba railway lines,” he added.

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

However, he urged members of the public to support the government in saving the state from the clutches of these notorious criminals by informing law enforcement agencies of any notable criminal activity around them.