Sanitation Officers of the Environmental Services, Ejigbo Local Council Development Area, were attacked while performing their official duty. Sanitarian Taiwo Funke and Sanitarian Adebayo Esther were physically molested and injured in the early hours of Thursday 22nd August, 2019, at 5, Magbana Str, Off Alh. Obe Str, Ejigbo, by one Mr. Peter Agoro.
The officers had earlier visited the accused’s mother’s shop on Wednesday 21st, 2019, to ask for the current year’s Food License Permit, or risk having her shop locked. However, the accused (Agoro Peter) threatened to deal with them if they return to his mother’s shop. Upon going back on Thursday 22nd August, 2019, to verify if the Permit had been obtained, Agoro carried out his threat by attacking the Sanitation Officers.
With the help of the Officials of the Lagos State Neighborhood Safety Corps (LNSC) who responded to the distress call, Agoro was apprehended and handed over to the Police.
The offences levelled against Agoro are:
-Failure to obtain current year (2019) food license permit.
– Obstruction of Officers while performing lawful duty.
– Assault on Government Official by inflicting injury on the Officers with evidence of blood stain and
-. Indiscriminate preparation of food for public consumption within dirty premises.
The Police have confirmed that the accused shall be charged to court on Friday 23rd August, 2019.
The Executive Chairman of Ejigbo LCDA, Alh. Monsurudeen Oloyede Bello (OBE) has therefore issued strict warning to the people of Ejigbo to desist from obstructing, attacking or molesting Officers of the Local Council, or else, face the music. The Council Chairman further urged residents and shop owners to be law-abiding, cooperate with the Government and become full partners in the developmental stride of Ejigbo LCDA.
In his word, Bello said “the upliftment and total development of Ejigbo is non-negotiable, anyone who tries to hinder or conduct his or herself in such manner likely to cause the breach of peace enjoyed by all will be dealt with in accordance with the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.