Operatives of Lagos State Taskforce have, in the early hours of Friday, raided an illegal brothel around Mile 2 area of the state and arrested five notorious miscreants and nine prostitutes found with illegal drugs.
Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a release issued by his office, saying the raid was occasioned by complaints by members of the public that criminal activities around Mile 2 towards Festac were perpetrated by miscreants who resided in the illegal brothel.
The Task Force boss further disclosed that the brothel had previously been demolished by the agency during the clearing of illegal structures, shanties and containerised shops from Eric Moore Road down to Trade Fair axis.
This was just as he confirmed that the said brothel had again been demolished by the agency as it happened in the past.
“It was disheartening seeing that the demolished brothel had been re-built by the owner after it was demolished for illegal construction on road setbacks. The last time we demolished the illegal brothel, those miscreants taking refuge there at night attacked our officers with dangerous weapons,” Egbeyemi recalled.
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According to him, the said brothel is noted for harbouring criminals who rob unsuspecting members of the public of their valuables and also serves as an outlet for the sale of illegal drugs such Indian hemp, Tramadol and other sex enhancement drugs, especially to underaged children.
He maintained that the present administration would not fold its arms and allow miscreants to make life difficult for law-abiding citizens.
While assuring members of the public that the agency and other security agencies would not rest on their oars, CSP Egbeyemi declared that all those arrested would be charged to court in compliance with the directive of the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Zubairu Muazu.