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Injured Taskforce Official Receives Cash Gift From Lagos Govt

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has presented a cash compensation of N500, 000 to Dunca Daniel, a paramilitary officer attached to the Lagos State Taskforce, who was injured in a fracas at Gbagada dumpsite last week Friday.

Presenting the cash to the victim on behalf of the governor, chairman, Lagos State Task Force Superintendent of Police (SP) Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi, noted that: “the compensation was to enable the victim take proper care of himself and to boost the morale of other police and paramilitary officers attached to the agency”.

In a statement made available to Independent, Adebayo Taofiq, public affairs officer, Lagos state Task Force is to have said that the morale of his police and paramilitary officers has been boosted and that they confirmed to him that they have resolved to continue serving the agency dedicatedly.

He noted that the taskforce is committed to implementing the Lagos State Environmental Laws and the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012, and noted that 16 hoodlums and miscreants arrested during the Gbagada dumpsite operations have been charged to environmental court at Ogba, Lagos.

In a related development, Taofiq also said that the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit, (Task Force) arrested 219 miscreants and hoodlums out of whom 35 were screened and released, while the remaining 184 were charged to environmental courts for prosecutions. He added that a total of 90 motorcycles were impounded for plying restricted routes in the last one week.

Newsherald recalled that on that fateful Friday, there was an encounter between scavengers and the taskforce officials at the dumpsite, which resulted in a serious inquiry inflicted on Daniel by some unidentified scavengers.