The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arrested a police officer (yet to be identified) for driving against traffic at Obalende axis of the state.
As gathered, the police officer was arrested by the LASTMA enforcement team led by the General Manager, Olajide Oduyoye, driving a yellow commercial bus popularly called Danfo, violating the state traffic law 2012.
In the video obtained by The Guild, Oduyoye, on Saturday, was seen to have apprehended the law enforcement officer and insisted on implementing provisions of the law on traffic contravention.
The arrest came barely two days after the state government vowed to enforce the traffic law including full forfeiture of the automobile, irrespective of the offenders in the state.
Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, said that all commercial transport operators must carry out their daily activities within the approved routes in Lagos State, adding that any motorist caught driving against traffic will face the maximum penalty and will equally be charged to the court of law under the transport sector reform law of Lagos 2018.
Also, the Special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Transportation, Oluwatoyin Fayinka, implored all road users, especially commercial transport operators to be law-abiding.
He urged transport unions to wake up and caution their members who flout traffic rules, saying the government had directed law enforcement agencies to clampdown on them.
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