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Okada Ban : Police Impound 260, Arrest 40 Violators In Lagos.

Lagos State Police Command has commenced full enforcement of the ban on Motorcycles and Tricycles in some Local Governments and routes in Lagos State as it has so far impounded 188 Motorcycles, 78 Tricycles and arrested 40 violators

The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu at the weekend deployed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, State Traffic Officers, Area Traffic Officers, Divisional Traffic Officers, Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences and other Police Officers across the State Command to fully enforce the provisions of the Road Traffic Laws, especially the ban on the use of Motorcycles popularly known as Okada and Tricycles also known as Keke in some Local Government Areas and routes across the State.

According to the State’s Police Spokes Person, Bala Elkana,the total ban as announced by Lagos State Government, took effect from 0000 hours of 1st February, 2020. 40 violators were arrested in different parts of the State. 188 Motorcycles and 78 Tricycles were Impounded.

According to the PPRO in a statement made available to Thepage online, the Commissioner of Police went round the state to monitor compliance adding that, the CP expressed his satisfaction with the level of compliance across the state and thank the good people of Lagos State for their cooperation.

The statement mentioned that the Commissioner of Police personally arrested some motorcycle and Tricycle operators seen contravening the traffic laws.

Others arrested by the CP according to the statement are , VIP escort vehicles without registration numbers, vehicles with defaced and covered plate numbers and vehicles driving against traffic.

Indicating that twenty two vehicles were Impounded, the statement further mentioned the CP reiterating the fact that no one is above the law.

”He called on Lagosians irrespective of their social status to support the Police in its quest to provide a safe and secured state for everyone to live in and to carry out their lawful businesses. The enforcement is a continuous exercise 24/7 and violators will be dealt with in line with extant laws on Traffic” the statement concluded.

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