At least 80 miscreants have been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command at Olusosun Dumpsite squatters.
According to reports a toy gun, six butchers’ knives, 21 kitchen knives, nine hammers, fake dollars and substances suspected to be cannabis and other dangerous weapons were recovered.
The police team, comprising of officers drawn from Rapid Response Squad (RRS), Lagos State Taskforce, Counter Terrorism Unit, Alausa Police Station and other police formations, stormed the dumpsite early today to eject the squatters who had already built shades, where they dwell.
The miscreants in a bid to resist police arrest, set fire on the dumpsite to prevent the operatives from carrying out the clearing of the site as directed by the State Government but could not do much before they were arrested.
Recovered from the shades built by the squatters were a toy gun, 23 pieces of fake US dollars, 3 cutlasses, 21 kitchen knives, 6 butchers’ knives, 9 hammers, 5 reflective jackets, substances suspected to be cannabis, charms, among others.
It could be recalled that weeks ago, there was a rapid fire outbreak at the dumpsite which lasted for days and causing a lot of health hazards to Lagosians living within the vicinity.
Investigations during the period revealed that the fire was caused by the miscreants occupying the dumpsite illegally and as a result, the state government ordered a close down of the dumpsite to forestall any further environmental disaster.