A police sergeant attached to the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) is battling with his life at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) after he was attacked by suspected hoodlums during a raid in Mile 12 on Wednesday.
Sergeant Damilola Adeojo was attacked with cutlass and broken bottles by miscreants and hoodlums.
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, according to task force Chairman, Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), was in response to petitions against the cult members and hoodlums’ nefarious activities by the residents of the area.
Egbeyemi, in a statement, explained the enforcement operations around Mile 12 today was carried out to rid the cult members and miscreants disturbing innocent members of the public around Mile 12 area.
He 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.”
According to him, no responsible government would tolerate miscreants and cultists disturbing innocent residents at any parts of the state.
“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,” he said.
See photos of the officer below.