ENVIRONMENT: LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOSS GOES TOUGH ON ENVIRONMENTAL DEFAULTERS - APRIL 2014
 
 

 



  • AS COMMUNITY POLICING YOUTH VANGUARD ATTACKS COUNCIL OFFICIALS

Hell was let loose over the weekend as some hoodlums parading themselves as “Amuwo Odofin Policing Youth Vanguard”, set up by the Area “E” Commander, ACP Dan Okoro attacked Council Officials, KAI, LASMA Officials at 5th avenue junction, Festac Town during the March monthly environmental sanitation.

Comrade Adewale while speaking with journalists at the scene of the crisis  reveal that “The crisis started when a man named “Onwa” was caught driving a Volkswagen car with registration no CP 10 FST at about 8.45am during the monthly environmental sanitation along 5th avenue junction, Festac Town”.

The Local Government boss further stated that the action of “Onwa” contravened the Lagos State Government Law on environmental sanitation, which prohibits the movement of vehicle and persons from 7-10am.

“When accosted he refused to alight from his vehicle, instead he started calling some hoodlums, who are members of the Area E Commander sponsored “Amuwo Odofin Policing Youth Vanguard”. It will interest you to note that the aforementioned group came to the area and disrupted the peace of the community; brandishing weapons, harassing residents, attacking council officials, KAI Officials and LASMA officials, as well as, assaulting residents of that area.  This is not acceptable” he disclosed.

It is instructive to state that the group damaged the windscreen of the LASMA towing vehicle, and also move from one road project site of the Local Government to another destroying project notice boards, beat up Lagos State Public Works Corporation workers and took away their photo camera, as well as, threatened to burn down the Council secretariat.

Comrade Adewale used this medium to appeal to the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola  SAN, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, the Lagos State Director of SSS, The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly and all other security agency to look into this matter.

The Local Government boss also reiterated his stand that nobody is above the law and everybody must key into a greener and safer environment.





Amuwo Odofin Local Government
41 Road, Festac Town, Lagos - Nigeria.
email: democracyinnigeria@yahoo.com
web site: www.amuwo-odofin.gov.ng