Taskforce gives 7-day quit notice to squatters in Lagos community

Taskforce gives 7-day quit notice to squatters in Lagos community

The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Taskforce has issued a seven-day quit notice to squatters in illegal structures at Fagba community, near the Abbatior Road in Oko-Oba, Agege.

 

The Head of Public Affairs of the taskforce, Mr Taofiq Adebayo, issued the notice via a statement in Lagos on Sunday.

 

Adebayo said that the illegal structures were home to hoodlums, who purportedly destroyed property in the area during the recent #EndSARS protest.

 

He said that over 2,500 illegal structures and shanties, including shops in containers, had been served quit notices.

 

“It is an eye-sore seeing miscreants, including under-age boys smoking Indian hemp freely in the area.

 

“Residents around Fagba can no longer sleep with their two eyes closed, due to series of criminal activities perpetuated by these notorious boys,” he said.

 

Adebayo said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, had directed that after the expiration of the seven-day quit notice, any hoodlum arrested in the neighbourhood should be charged to court.

 

He also conveyed the assurance of the Chairman of the taskforce, Mr Olayinka Egbeyemi, that the taskforce would not relent in its efforts to secure the environment for the citizens.

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