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Lagos demolishes shanties on Red Line Corridor, to charge arrested 110 squatters

The Lagos State Government in the early hours of Thursday carried out a clean-up operation of the Red line Corridor of Pen Cinema-Iju Ishaga area.

 

Kunle Adesina, a Public Affairs Director in the Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources announced in a post on X on Thursday.

During the exercise, 110 squatters were arrested and would be charged to court immediately.

Adesina said the arrest was carried out by the Special Task Force on Environmental Offences led by CSP Sola Jejeloye, adding that the exercise also included the removal of all shanties on the corridor which had been removed earlier but re-erected.

According to him, the operation was directed by the Commissioner for the Environment and Water Resources, Tokunbo Wahab following an inspection tour to the Redline Railway corridor last Sunday by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led executive members.

He wrote: “A total of 110 squatters with questionable characters were in the early hours of Thursday arrested during a Clean-Up operation of the Red line Corridor of Pen Cinem -Iju-Fagba area and would be charged to court immediately.

“The arrest which was carried out by the Special Task Force on Environmental Offences led by CSP Sola Jejeloye also involved removal of all shanties on the corridor which had been removed earlier but re-erected.

“The operation was directed by the HC MOE & WR Tokunbo Wahab following an inspection tour to the Redline Railway corridor last Sunday by the Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu led exco members.”

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