• Wednesday, November 29, 2023
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Police arrest 64 at Tin-Can port for loitering


As part of its determination to reduce the level of unwanted human interface at the port, the Ports Authority Police Command has stormed Tin-Can Island Port Complex, Lagos, arresting 64 persons for loitering around the premises.

Sherifat Disu-Olajoku, commissioner of Port Authority Police Command, who disclosed this yesterday when she paid a courtesy visit to the executive vice chairman of ENL Consortium, Vicky Haastrup, also said the 64 arrested persons have been handed over to a Police Task Force in Alausa, Ikeja, for further investigation and prosecution.

Olajoku expressed displeasure at the high human and vehicular traffic at the ports in Lagos, adding that the exercise would be a continuous one to sanitise the ports.

“When I assumed duties a few weeks ago, I observed that people just wake up and head for the port even when they have no business being there. They loiter around the port premises and constitute security risks to the system. We will no longer tolerate such acts. We will carry out these raids from time to time and it will be a regular exercise until we rid the port premises of undesirable elements”, the port police boss said.