The Lagos State Government, through its Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force), has impounded no fewer than 81 motorcycles for plying restricted routes across the state.
It was gathered that the 81 motorcycles were impounded at Jakande Estate, Isolo axis of the state on Tuesday for plying restricted routes and endangering the lives of other road users.
The Taskforce Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, who led the operation stated that the seizure was in line with enforcement of the Lagos State Traffic Law and to halt the flagrant abuse of traffic laws by the motorcyclists.
He noted that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu-led administration was concerned about the recklessness of motorcyclists on restricted routes, and therefore becomes necessary to help the motorcyclists by saving their own lives and that of other road users.
He pointed out that government would not fold its arms and allow motorcyclists create chaos for other road users on prohibited routes.
He added that it has become crucial for the government to prevent an increase in the trend of crime perpetrated by motorcyclists in the metropolis, particularly in prohibited routes.
Jejeloye restated the agency’s commitment to continue the clampdown on recalcitrant motorcyclists plying restricted routes, adding that the move would help safeguard the security of lives and property.
The Chairman called for the co-operation of Lagosians by desisting from boarding motorcycles in prohibited areas, emphasizing that the state Traffic Law was in the larger interest of the society.