The Lagos State Enforcement and Special Offences Unit, commonly known as the Lagos Taskforce, has vehemently refuted the circulating rumors implicating its officials in the killing of an individual in the Mile 2 area early on Tuesday.

Official Statement by Chairman CSP Shola Jejeloye

In a statement issued by the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Shola Jejeloye, it was categorically stated that none of its personnel were deployed for operations on that day, except for officers assigned to maintain peace and orderliness at Freedom Park, Ojota, and Maryland. This deployment was made in anticipation of a rally organized by the Nigeria Labour Congress.

Distinctive Identification and Attire

CSP Jejeloye clarified that the officers from the Lagos Taskforce are frequently mistaken for operatives from other enforcement units due to their similar appearances. However, Taskforce personnel can be readily identified by their tactical jackets prominently displaying the word “Taskforce” both in front and at the back, accompanied by unique identification numbers.

Operational Focus on Peacekeeping

He emphasized that the day in question did not involve any environmental or traffic operations for the Taskforce. Their primary mission was to ensure the peaceful conduct of the planned NLC rally at Freedom Park, preventing potential disruptions by miscreants or individuals with malicious intent.

Call for Objectivity

Chairman Jejeloye urged those making accusations against the agency to also scrutinize other public or private entities with enforcement units bearing similar branding.

Commitment to Justice

Jejeloye assured the public that the Lagos Taskforce is fully committed to uncovering the truth behind the incident and ensuring that those responsible for the heinous crime face appropriate legal consequences.

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