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Security breach: Lagos police arrest criminals preventing demolitions at Lagos Coastal Road, Jakande, Lekki

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The Lagos State Government said that about 7 criminals were arrested for unlawful possession of arms and assaulting enforcement officials during the demolition of all illegal shanties/structures that litter the Lagos Coastal Road at Maiyegun Estate by Jakande in the Lekki area of the State.

This was made known by the Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab, in a post on his official X (formerly Twitter) account on Tuesday, March 12, 2024.

Wahab noted that the arrested criminals have been handed over to the appropriate authority for prosecution.

Meanwhile, in a security update, the Senior Special Assistant to the Lagos State Governor on New Media, Jubril Gawat, said that police officers from the Divisional Police at Ilasan had restored normalcy as some miscreants from the shanties on Coastal Road alignment and Jakande estate, Lekki attempted to take over the express road and blocked both sides.

He also added that people who are living and doing business at the whole of Lekki Expressway should support the state government on the ongoing clearing of shanties around the Jakande area.

The Lagos State Government had on Monday, March 11, commenced the demolition of all illegal shanties/structures that litter the Lagos Coastal Road at Maiyegun Estate by Jakande in the Lekki area of the State, reiterating its commitment to urban regeneration in the State.

This enforcement operation was announced by Tokunbo Wahab, who stated that the initiative aims to recover the coastal road path for the Lagos-Calabar Highway project under the Federal Government and to promote the urban renewal of the affected areas.

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