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Lagos to prosecute 10 for driving against traffic


Lagos State Task Force

Operatives of the Lagos State task force will prosecute 10 vehicles owners/drivers for driving against on-coming vehicles (one-way) over the weekend.

Chairman of the task force, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, who led the enforcement, disclosed that the offenders were apprehended around Dopemu, Iyana-Ipaja, Agege and Mile 2 for driving against on-coming vehicles in contravention to Schedule (1) item 27 of the Lagos State Road Traffic Law of 2012.

The chairman said it was disheartening seeing both commercial bus drivers and educated private car owners driving against traffic across the state. He maintained that with the high level of enlightenment campaigns by the government, motorists could still be driving against traffic without fear of crushing innocent passersby or imminent collusion with other on-coming vehicles.

In a related development, the Lagos State government has issued a notice of ‘Removal Order’ to all owners/occupiers of illegal shanties, kiosks and containerised shops along Okokomaiko to Badagry and Iba-LASU road to immediately remove them from both end of the road.

Egbeyemi said the notice of ‘Removal Order’ became necessary in preparation for the commencement of rehabilitation works by the state along the corridor.

He commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for declaring zero tolerance on all potholes stating that this will considerably help in enhancing the free flow of traffic across the state after the rehabilitation.

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