Four distributors of pornographic materials were arrested at Cele Bus Stop on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway on Tuesday by the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit after the police raided the area. Those arrested will be arraigned before the Special Offences Court at the taskforce yard and prosecuted for selling obscene materials.
The culprits admitted that they knew hawking pornographic materials is prohibited in any part of the state. 18-year-old Obodoe said he knew the act was outlawed in the state but resorted to hawking pornographic materials to eke out a living.
He however pleaded for mercy and promised not to violate the law again.
According to the Taskforce Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, there had been complaints by residents of the resurgence of pornographic materials on the streets of Lagos, and so the taskforce took action on the complaints.
He reiterated that the government has banned the selling or distribution of such materials because of the negative influence they have on children, and therefore warned that anyone caught in the act will face the wrath of the law.