Operatives of Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation (LSTFES), have arrested 40 notorious miscreants at their different hide-outs in Oshodi.
The agency made this disclosure on Sunday in a statement made available by its Public Affairs Officer, Mr. Taofiq Adebayo, saying that the operation took place based on directives by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni to the Task Force Chairman, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi.
The agency said 39 males and one female were arrested during the operation led by Egbeyemi, adding that Owoseni further directed that all those arrested should be charged to Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (LSESSO) Court, Ogba, Lagos
In the mean time, Owoseni, warned parents and guardians to always monitor activities of their children particularly when they claimed to be coming to Lagos without any tangible job or relations.
One of the arrested miscreants, who identified himself as Tajudeen Adeboye (mechanic), said he was invited to Lagos by a friend, Jelili, adding that it was Jelili that lured him to picking pockets of innocent members of the public.
According to Adeboye, he and his gang made an average of between N10,000 and N20,000 daily, depending on what they found inside any bag they snatched, including telephones.
This was just as he said that all telephones and other properties snatched, were sold at cheap prices to their customers who came to them every night.
It will be recalled that Saturday Tribune, a sister paper to the Nigerian Tribune, few days ago featured the miscreants who paid their “landlords” to sleep under the bridge in Oshodi area of Lagos.