Lagos State Police have arrested over 80 miscreants, recovered a toy gun, dangerous weapons, fake currency and substances suspected to be cannabis from Olusosun Dumpsite squatters.
The police team, comprising 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 a hideout at the location.
The miscreants in a bid to resist police arrest, set fire on the dumped waste to scare the operatives from carrying out their arrest but the raging fire did not deter the operatives from apprehending the suspects.
Recovered from the hideout built by the suspects 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.
Recall that weeks ago, there was a rapid-fire outbreak at the dump site which lasted for days, causing a lot of health hazards to Lagosians living in 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 closure of the dumpsite to forestall any further environmental disaster.