Taskforce Issues 7-day Quit Notice to Squatters in Lagos Community (details)


Mr Taofiq Adebayo (the head of Public Affairs of Taskforce) revealed that a 7-day quit notice has been issued to squatters in Lagos. Illegal structures in  Fagba, Abbatior Road in Oko-Oba, Agege, Lagos are actually affected. The structures have served as home to hoodlums over time. These hoodlums were identified to have destroyed properties in the area during the recent #ENDSARS protest.

Mr Adebayo issued the notice in a statement on Sunday (8-11-2020) in Lagos. Consequently, over 2,500 illegal structures and shanties were  served quit notices. Shops and  containers under this category were not left out.

He said that: “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.”

The state of lawlessness in the area is quite alarming. It is even more pathetic that under-age boys in the area are openly also involved in immoral acts. 

In addendum, he stated  the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, gave instructions for the arrest of the hoodlums if they remain adamant to quit after the period of time designated. Thereafter, they will be prosecuted in the court of law.

He relayed the message of Mr Olayinka Egbeyemi (Chairman of the taskforce) that the taskforce would not relent in securing the environment for citizens. It was a message of reassurance and security for the inhabitants.


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