The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force, during a midnight raid in some parts of the state, arrested 77 suspected criminals, including sex workers.
Chairman of the task force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a press statement signed by Adebayo Taofiq, Head, Public Affairs Unit.
He said that the mid-night raid was carried out due to the incessant complaints by residents around Akowonjo, Egbeda, Shasha, Iyana-Ipaja, Ayobo and Abule-Oki in continuation of total eradication of criminal hideouts across the state.
CSP Egbeyemi disclosed further that the enforcement raid was carried out on the directives of both the government and that of Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Zubairu Muazu.
He stated that the commissioner was determined to tackle current challenges and make sure that criminal elements were no longer allowed free reign and would not be given freedom of space to practice any of their criminal act.
He confirmed that after the agency conducted a thorough screening of all those raided, only 12 males and 26 sex workers without proper means of identification were left to be prosecuted.