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51 Alleged highway thieves are detained in Lagos

The Lagos State Taskforce has apprehended at least 51 persons suspected to be members of a highway gang known for harassing truck drivers along the Apapa/Oshodi and Lagos/Badagry Expressway.

The operation, led by the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, was carried out on Tuesday morning.

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Jubril Gawat, Senior Special Assistant on New Media to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, disclosed this in a post on his official X handle on Tuesday.

According to him, the suspects have been “identified for their brazen tactics, coercing truck drivers to part with money under the pretext of working for the defunct Lagos State Parks and Garages Agency”.

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The state government had in September 2023, dissolved its Park and Garages Committee to allow the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, to coordinate activities across motor parks and garages in the state.

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