Police release 121 passengers intercepted in Agege, say ‘we profiled, found them to be in Lagos for commercial purposes’


On 30th August, 2019 at about 1200hours, a team of police men attached to Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences, Oshodi while on traffic enforcement duty, along Moshalashi Rd, Agege intercepted a truck, with Registration Number JIGAWA HJA-680-XA, loaded with One Hundred and Twenty One (121) male, between ages 16 and 35 and forty eight (48) Motorcycles. The Vehicle and Passengers were searched but nothing incriminating was found. They were profiled with a view to ascertaining who they are, where they come from, their background and their mission in Lagos. They all came from Jigawa State, North West Region of Nigeria and are mostly artisans, commercial motorcyclists and traders. Some of them are already based in Lagos with their families while others are coming for the first time.
They are in the state in pursuit of greener pasture. The Police being satisfied with their legitimate mission in the State has allowed them to proceed to their various destinations.
The Command will not relent on its efforts to protect the lives and properties of the good people of Lagos State.

DSP Bala Elkana
Police Public Relations Officer,
Lagos State.


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