Hoodlums, on Wednesday, attacked operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) during a raid in Mile 12, leaving a police sergeant in critical condition.
It was gathered that Sergeant Damilola Adeojo is battling for his life at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
According to reports reaching Nairafame, the sergeant was attacked with cutlass and broken bottles by the miscreants.
He is at Emergency Ward at LASUTH waiting to undergo different tests on his brain.
The operatives of the task force in the process arrested seven notorious miscreants and a cult leader.
The raid was in response to petitions against the cult members and hoodlums’ nefarious activities by the residents of the area.
The Task Force Chairman, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, in a statement today, said:
“We acted on series of ‘Save our Soul at Mile 12’ petitions submitted to our office by residents of Mile 12 and its environs.
“During the attack, an officer of the agency (Sergeant Damilola Adeojo) was seriously injured with cutlasses and broken bottles and he was presently receiving treatment and undergoing series of test on his head at LASUTH.”
“Enough of these killings by cult members and miscreants across the state particularly around Mile 12, Bariga, Somolu and Lagos Island areas.
“Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP) Zubairu Muazu has directed that all those arrested be charged to court for prosecution.
“One of the arrested miscreants, Ojo Opeyemi claimed they were given cutlasses and broken bottles by their group leaders at ‘Akani-modo’ to attacked Task Force.”