130 business bikes, popularly often called Okada, which can be working on highways and in different restricted areas in Lagos State have been impounded in an enforcement carried out by the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Company (Taskforce) on Monday.
The Taskforce additionally arrested 5 motorists who flouted the State’s site visitors rules, together with driving towards the site visitors and obstruction.
The lately established Anti-Oneway and Different Site visitors Offences Squad of the State Authorities, which is now being operated underneath the Taskforce, additionally joined within the enforcement.
The 80-man crew, led by the brand new Taskforce chairman, Shola Jejeloye, a Superintendent of Police (SP), in an early morning enforcement in Iyana Ipaja, rounded up scores of Okada riders illegally working on routes, which the State Authorities had designated as restricted areas for business bikes.
The enforcement crew moved to Abule Egba space, drivers driving towards site visitors and business motorcyclists had created nuisance on the highways.
Offenders have been calmly ordered to come back down from the automobiles earlier than they have been confiscated by the Anti-One Method Squad.
Not one of the motorcyclists and their passengers was injured within the operation, which lasted a number of hours.
Talking throughout the enforcement, Jejeloye mentioned the Taskforce will maintain the operations all around the Yuletide interval to restrict the incidents of robbers utilizing bikes to hold out their nefarious actions and provides Lagosians alternative to maneuver freely within the festive season.
He mentioned the enforcement crew was out to guard law-abiding residents of the State towards harmful driving and preventable accidents brought on by disobedience to Lagos site visitors legal guidelines.
Different areas the place the Taskforce carried out the enforcement included Fagba Street, Isolo, Ojota, and Oba Akran Street.