Lagos State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday compensated injured paramilitary officer attached to the Task Force Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences Unit.
The governor gave Mr. Dunca Daniel who sustained serious injury during the agency’s operations at the Gbagada dumpsite on Friday last week the sum of N500, 000 .
Ambode represented during the cash presentation by the Chairman Lagos State Task Force Saheed Olayinka Egbeyemi , a Superintendent of Police said 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.
While thanking the governor on behalf of the agency, Egbeyemi commended him for his unflinching support to the agency.
He said the morale of his police and paramilitary officers has been boosted saying they confirmed to him that they have resolved to continue serving the agency dedicatedly.
The task force boss reiterated commitment of the agency in implementing both the Lagos State Environmental Laws and the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012.
According to him, 16 hoodlums and miscreants including their leader identified as Tunde Aigboje popularly called “Tallest” were arrested during the Gbagada dumpsite operations, adding that they have been charged to environmental courts located at Ogba area of the state.
Egbeyemi said the state task force has arrested 219 miscreants and hoodlums, explaining that out of which 35 were screened out, while the remaining 184 were charged to environmental courts for prosecution.