The Lagos State Government has vowed to keep up its sting operation to punish criminals and miscreants known as “agberos” who harass drivers of trucks and cars in the state.
This information was released in a statement on Sunday that was signed by Bolanle Ogunlola, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the Ministry of Transportation.
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The decision, according to the statement, came after some criminals were apprehended by the ministry’s Transport Operations and Compliance Unit in the Igando axis of the state when they were extorting a tipper driver who was headed to unload sand.
The Lagos Government also recently paraded four suspected hoodlums by the names Tunji Oyedeji, Allison Ozin, Taiwo Olubodun and Awotunde Ahmed, who were arrested while carrying out their illegal activities in the Amuwo-Odofin area of the state.
Ogunlola said in a statement;
Condemning their actions, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederic Oladeinde, stated that continuous arrest of these miscreants demonstrates the state government’s resolve to ensure an enabling environment devoid of miscreants’ activities, saying, the ministry will intensify its sting operations across the state with a view to taming these urchins whose actions hinder economic development.
The transport commissioner noted that the suspects arrested had been handed over to the Lagos State Task Force for investigation and prosecution, warning others to desist from these illegal activities or be ready to face the full wrath of the law in line with the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.