Officials of Lagos State Lagos State Environment and Special Offences Enforcement Unit known as the Task Force have arrested 16 persons, following an attack on them by miscreants along Costain and Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
The agency also commenced monitoring, clearing and enforcement to ensure compliance at Fagba axis of the state.
Chairman of the Agency, Shola Jejeloye, who confirmed this, yesterday, said the action was part of steps by Lagos State government to completely reclaim and convert the entire axis to something beneficial to residents and Lagosians as a whole.[news_related_post]
He promised that the Agency will carry out 24-hour monitoring of the railway corridor from Fagba down to Isokoko till infrastructures, which are in line with Lagos State Mega City Master Plan, are finally constructed there for public use.
Jejeloye assured Lagosians that it would not be business as usual this time around due to the post-operational moves being carried out to ensure that shanties and makeshift structures hitherto erected would never be allowed to resurface again.
The agency warned individuals or groups that might be nursing the idea of returning to the rail tracks to have a rethink as machineries have been put in place to arrest and prosecute anyone who attempts to display goods or erect shanties there forthwith.
According to him, a total number of nine suspects, seen trying to rebuild shanties along the rail tracks, have been arrested and would be charged to court accordingly.
Jejeloye disclosed that some unscrupulous elements tried to put up resistance by throwing stones and debris at the officials of the Agency, but they were no match for the overwhelming presence and determination put forward by the officials.