Operatives of Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Taskforce) raided a brothel in Mile 2 area of the state and arrested five miscreants and nine prostitutes, who were reportedly in possession of drugs.
The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed this on Friday in Lagos, saying the raid became imperative following complaints that criminal activities around Mile 2 and Festac Town are being perpetrated by miscreants who reside in the illegal brothel.
Egbeyemi revealed that the brothel had previously been demolished by the agency during the clearing of illegal structures, shanties and container shops from Eric Moore Road down to Trade Fair axis of the state.
“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,” he said.
He further stated that the brothel is notorious 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 as Indian hemp, Tramadol and other sex enhancement drugs, especially to underaged children.
The Taskforce boss maintained that the present administration in the state would not fold its arms and allow miscreants make life difficult for law-abiding citizens, adding that the brothel would be demolished again by the agency.
While assuring members of the public that the agency and other security units would not rest on their oars, he declared that all those arrested would be charged to court in compliance with the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zubairu Muazu