Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps ( LAGESC) had been badly injured on Friday December sixth whereas finishing up enforcement on avenue merchants alongside Queens Drive in Ikoyi, leaving three operational vehicles broken.
A press release from the state authorities says the train, which is a part of the Governor’s mandate to clear the State of all environmental nuisance and infractions resembling avenue buying and selling on stroll methods/setbacks in addition to erection of unlawful shanties throughout the State, was led by the Deputy Corps Marshal in command of Operations, Mr. Ganiu Kazeem and Deputy Corps Marshal, Self-discipline and Staff Welfare, Mr. Adeleke Adeeso.
Through the train, staff of the Federal High Court who had been identified to patronise the road merchants, obstructed the operatives whereas dislodging the road merchants who had earlier been given a number of notices to vacate the situation on account of blockage of drainage channels.
Kazeem defined that the group arrived on the scene of the incident at about 1:45 pm however had been attacked by staff of the Federal High Court with the assist of personal safety personnel, hurling stones, iron rods, damaged bottles and cutlasses and leaving members of the enforcement group injured. He maintained that the operation had nothing to do with the staff of the Court nevertheless it was found that the hawkers had been paying hire to the non-public safety of the Court thereby necessitating the intervention by court docket personnel.
The Deputy Corp Marshal confirmed that a few of suspects had been arrested in the course of the fracas, whereas the case was additionally instantly reported on the Ikoyi Police Station for additional investigation, advising Lagosians to adjust to the legal guidelines on avenue buying and selling as the federal government would not tolerate the slightest assault on any enforcement personnel.
The injured enforcement officers embrace; Oyedokun Samson (driver), Iwatan Oluwa Seun, Riwatan Oluwatobi and Shipeolu Babatunde and are at the moment receiving therapy whereas considered one of them who was stabbed within the neck remains to be in vital situation.