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Taskforce reacts to alleged shooting of banker in Lagos State

Taskforce reacts to alleged shooting of banker in Lagos State (Updated: 7 months ago)


The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit Taskforce has denied reports that one of its personnel shot one Mr. Bamidele Ajala, a Wema Bank employee, in the Oshodi area of Lagos Mainland.

The Director, Public Affairs of the agency, Abdulraheem Gbadeyan, in a statement, said the report was obviously targeted at tarnishing the image and good work the agency was doing, pointing out that there was no iota of truth in the report.

According to him, the Lagos State Taskforce has a schedule of duties, with areas of coverage and time of operations in the state.

“The agency never operated around the area on Tuesday, Oct. 12 as claimed.

“There are several security beats around the area due to the peculiar nature of the area and its proximity to the country’s airport; however, not all the beats are manned by the agency’s officials,’’ he said.

Dismissing the allegations, the chairman noted that not every policeman or security agent on Lagos roads is attached to the task force.

He noted that taskforce officials are trained, enlightened, and educated enough to know that traffic offenses are not criminal offenses, NAN reports.

“Rather than support them while carrying out their legal duty to instill sanity on our roads and curb other environmental vices, some people have resorted to needless media war in order to discourage the agency from carrying out its lawful duties,” he mentioned.

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