Lagos begins clampdown on errant motorists, highway robbers
The Lagos State Government says it has begun an “intensive enforcement” of traffic rules against those in the habit of flouting traffic laws.
It added that it had “declared war” on men of the underworld, who seized traffic situations to dispossess unsuspecting commuters of their possessions.
Commander of the Governor’s Monitoring Team, Adebowale Ganiyu, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, said this while speaking with newsmen shortly after an enforcement exercise, which the team said led to the arrest of several commercial vehicles plying the Bus Rapid Transit lanes.
He said Governor Akinwunmi Ambode mandated the Team to clamp down on traffic offenders and robbers who had been wreaking havoc on Lagos roads in recent times.
Ganiyu explained that the directive given by the governor was aimed at restoring sanity to the roads as well as boost the confidence of residents in line with the commitment of the government to ensure safety of lives and property of every resident in the state.
According to him, the Team has put in place measures to forestall any indiscipline by road users, who were in the habit of driving against traffic; plying the BRT lanes and disobeying traffic light and okada riders, who were back on restricted roads.
He said the Team had set up a feedback social media platform through which residents could alert the government of emergencies as they related to security and traffic disorder.