LAGOS – Police Operatives in Lagos have commenced the arrest of unregistered vehicles, those with covered numbers plates, fake number plates and unauthorised use of siren in the state.
This was as a result of directive as the directive by the State command to check the irregularities and uncare attitude of vehicle owners in Lagos.
The Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS), a unit of the Lagos Police Command have commenced the operation by impounding three vehicles on Friday 8th January, 2021, for covering their number plates and 43 motorcycles for plying prohibited routes in Alausa Business District, Ikeja.
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, had warned vehicle owners against these acts of illegality towards the end of year 2020 as a result of the intelligence gathered on the planned usage of these categories of vehicles and motorcycles for committing crimes in the state and beyond.
In compliance with the order, police operatives in the state have been on the prowl of violators who are fond of using unregistered vehicles, covered and fake number plates, unauthorised use of siren or revolving light among others with many of them prosecuted and fined accordingly.
CP Hakeem Odumosu, while reaffirming his zero tolerance for traffic offences and the like, ordered the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi to intensify efforts in impounding any vehicles/bikes found wanting in this regard.
Expressed shock at the volume of vehicles violating these order in the state and motorcycles prowling Alausa Business District, which are prohibited routes for bikes, the CP issued another directive which includes all the Area Commanders and DPOs to follow suit and make sure that the violators are brought to book.
During the sting operation organised by the command, which was commanded by CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, to kick against these offences, the command siezed the opportunity to advise Lagosians to desist from such illegality.
The command also warned Governments workers, who encourage commercial motorcycle riders to flout the rules on prohibited routes to desist forthwith, pointing out that the squad had the directive of the Commissioner of Police to impound such bikes and prosecute both the riders and passengers.
Confirming the report, the command PPRO, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi disclosed that the Commissioner of Police Lagos State has directed that the three vehicles and 43 motorcycles impounded be transfered to Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Offences without delay for prosecution.