Men of the Anti-Oneway and Other Traffic Offenders Squad throughout an operation in Lagos State on December 7, 2020.
The Lagos State authorities has launched a particular safety staff to curb the actions of one-way drivers and different visitors offenders within the state.
In the maiden enforcement of the brand new operation codenamed ‘Anti-Oneway and Other Traffic Offenders Squad’ on Monday, the staff combed the Ikeja, Ojota, and Maryland areas of the state.
During the operation, industrial motorbike riders who defied the state’s visitors restriction order had been arrested.
The staff additionally burst a residential space in Ikeja, habouring industrial motorbike riders flouting the state’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.
Various bikes had been retrieved from the constructing whereas a number of the offenders had been arrested within the enforcement for prosecution.
A Superintendent of Police, Shola Jejeloye, who’s the pinnacle of the staff, defined that the operation was set as much as complement the actions of the present Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force) being led by Yinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP).
He acknowledged that the staff wouldn’t be lenient on these flouting Lagos visitors rules and warned motorists who’ve the intention of driving on one-way lanes to desist from the act.
“We have been mandated by the Commissioner of Police to stop acts of indiscipline by some motorists who are in the habit of flouting traffic regulations of Lagos State,” stated Jejeloye who’s the commander of policemen within the Governor’s Monitoring Team (GMT).
He added, “We will discharge this duty without fear or favour, and our activities will be professionally exercised in line with the mandate of the team. I, therefore, urge motorists to obey the traffic laws and be patient when driving on the roads.
“We will not be lenient on motorists that are in the habit of committing traffic offences. Offenders arrested will be prosecuted and have their vehicles confiscated.”
The Anti-Oneway and Other Traffic Offenders Squad was raised by the Commissioner of Police in Lagos, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, on the occasion of the state governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Part of its mandates included to arrest and impound autos plying one-way, BRT lanes, and motorcyclists working in restricted areas.