As part of its exercise, the LDEA at the weekend raided the infamous Duport Cemetery and arrested 20 alleged criminals, who are among several others that use the site as resting place.
Those arrested included eight women, two of whom, were pregnant.
Special Agent D. Romeo Suah of the LDEA, who led the raid, told journalists that the suspects were arrested in possession with some substances of marijuana and other harmful drugs.
According to him, the exercise was in continuation of the LDEA’s ghetto raids, which is aimed at getting at drugs dealers and users to keep the community safe.
“They use the graveyard as their hideout where they spend their day before going on the rampage against our peaceful citizens at night,” Suah stated.
“They get on the main streets at night and use weapons to terrorize our citizens to take away their phones and other valuables. We have been receiving complaints from community dwellers, and most besides, this falls within the purview of the LDEA,” he continued.
“So, our presence here today was prompted by calls from the community, and also in continuation of our statutory duty. We are here to protect our people,” he noted.
The LDEA agent stated that several of the suspects were caught red-handed smoking and inhaling drugs at the notorious Duport Road Cemetery.
Meanwhile, the Duport Road Cemetery is just a stone throw from the main Duport Road Junction; basically, five minutes’ walk away from the main junction.