In a bid to promote a safer Lagos, the state joint Taskforce Team of the operatives of Rapid Response Squad (RRS) and that of the Lagos State Task Force on Environment, has arrested 98 people and 105 motorcycles for flouting the traffic Laws of the state.
The motorcycles and their riders as well as street traders were arrested during a special operation embarked upon by the law enforcement agencies for plying restricted areas in the state and hawking goods on major highways.
The suspects were arrested along the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway, Agege Motor roads, and Ikorodu roads. Others are Orile Iganmu, •Abdulahi (r) and his lawyer Costain, Mile 2, Lagos Island and Os-hodi-Apapa expressway.
The Joint Task force team headed by ACP Olatunji Disu and Supol Olubokola Abe, who led the combined team, stressed that the operation would be continuous exercise by the law enforcement agencies to ensure that road users fully comply with the State Traffic Laws and Regulations.
The team said that preliminary investigations by the Police have revealed that robbery and other nefarious activities on our highways by men of underworld are aided by the use of motorcycles.
“This operation is an in thing to bring sanity to our highways. This will be in no small measures prevent in-traffic robbery and criminal attacks on motorists and commuters, which have become a menace to the metropolis.
He noted that the Law enforcement agencies will enforce the total restriction of motorcycles on all the unapproved routes and expressways in the state. The impounded motorcycles and their riders have been handed over to the Lagos State Task Force on Environment for necessary legal action.
– Xavier Ndanyongmong