Twelve suspects who allegedly attacked officers of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Agency (Taskforce) have been arrested.
Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi who spoke to newsmen, talked about operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) had responded to a distress of some protesters trying to burn down Alapere Police Station following a raid on industrial motorcycle operators plying illegal routes as directed by the Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Hakeem Odumosu.
The RRS operatives have been reportedly attacked with stones, Iron-rod, broken bottles and cutlasses upon getting to the police station. A driver of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Agency (Taskforce) Ojo Tobiloba, was severely wounded in the midst of the assault in Ketu and is presently receiving medical therapy .
“Let me state categorically that the battle line has been drawn with these illegal motorcyclists and to warn various associations regulating their operations to immediately call them to comply with the law as the government would no longer tolerate the slightest attack on any enforcement personnel forthwith,” he stated.
Egbeyemi talked about 38 suspects have been initially arrested in the midst of the fracas, nevertheless that 26 people have been later launched after thorough screening. He stated that the remaining 12 suspects will most likely be instantly charged to court.