Taskforce debunks allegations of demolishing Monkey Village


By Oladapo Udom

Lagos, Dec.31, 2020 The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) has debunked an allegation circulating online that the agency was responsible for demolishing Monkey Village in Opebi area of the state on Thursday.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Agency’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Mr Adebayo Taofiq.

“It is imperative to state categorically that the operatives of the agency are not, in any way, involved in the said demolition as being circulated,” Adebayo said.

He said that the operatives of the agency were just on ground to enforce the Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Law of 2018 to enable free flow of traffic during this festive season.

Adebayo further said that officers of the agency had been strategically positioned at different black spot areas of the state in order to curb criminal activities by suspected hoodlums who were fond of harassing innocent members of the public.

“Parents and guardians are hereby advised to strictly monitor their wards as anyone arrested for engaging in criminal activities will be arrested and prosecuted in accordance with the law,” he said.

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