The Lagos State Police Command has released the 123 men who were
intercepted in a truck with 48 bikes by Lagos State Environment
Sanitation and Special Offenses Taskforce.
According to the Lagos State Environment Sanitation and Special Offenses Taskforce, the men were coming from Jigawa State.
truck was seized at Agege area of the state following a tip-off by
members of the public who raised security concern about the manner with
which the occupants of the truck conducted themselves.
learnt that after the interception, the truck and its occupants were
moved to the office of the taskforce in Oshodi for interrogation.
After the interception, the truck and its occupants were moved to the office of the taskforce in Oshodi for interrogation.
to the chairman of Lagos State Taskforce, Yinka Egbeyemi, some of the
men said they came to Lagos in search of greener pastures.
said that the Lagos Police Command had directed that a fact-finding
panel be constituted to profile the detained occupants of the truck, but
he added that nothing incriminating was found on them apart from the
Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bala
Ikhana, who spoke with Daily Trust after their release said after
profiling of the men, nothing incriminating was found on them.
said the suspicion and subsequent interception of the truck arose from
the manner they came in, in large number sardined in a truck.
Director-General of the Bureau of Public Service Reforms, Joe Abah, in a
tweet on Saturday, criticised Lagos authorities over the interception.