The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force on Enforcement of Road Traffic Laws, Olayinka Egbeyemi, yesterday said his team will commence the full enforcement of the State Laws of 2012 that banned motorcycle operators from plying certain routes across the state.
He revealed this to journalists while reacting to an incident that occurred around Mile 2 area of Lagos, where a sister agency raided hideouts of miscreants and hoodlums.
Egbeyemi, said the enforcement had earlier occurred when security operatives of the agency invaded 2nd Rainbow along Mile 2 area including Festac and impounded 163 motorcycles with 29 riders arrested
He said, “There must be a synergy between all security agencies of government in order to collectively fight the menace of these motorcycle operators on all restricted routes across the state.
“There were series of complaints from members of the public on criminal activities perpetuated by some of these motorcycle operators.
“Complaints by the residents of snatching of bags, phones, wallets and jewelries around these areas at night are on rampage.”
He advised members of the public to desist from patronizing commercial motorcycle operators on restricted routes as anyone arrested will be prosecuted in accordance with the Law.
He added that, the Lagos State commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi has directed the 29 arrested motorcycle operators be immediately charge to court for prosecutions.