The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, on Tuesday ordered the arrest of four drivers who violated traffic laws by driving against the traffic on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
Hamzat also ordered that the motorists’ vehicles should be impounded and they should be made to face the wrath of the law for their actions.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the deputy governor was on his way to inaugurate the reconstruction of the Lagos-Badagry Expressway when he saw the drivers violating traffic laws.
Speaking to journalists, Hamzat said, “On our way (here), we saw a lot of vehicles facing the one-way.
“In the process, we stopped some of them and their excuse was that ‘there is no road’.
“Unfortunately, on that same road, we saw a young man that was hit by an ‘okada’ rider who was riding against the traffic.
“That young man is somebody’s brother, son or cousin. So, we cannot say because the road is in bad shape, we should now break the law.”