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Ban: Lagos Police nab 40, impound 266 motorcycles, tricycles

The Lagos State Police Command says it has impounded 188 motorcycles and 78 tricycles as well as arrested 40 persons for refusing to comply with the ban on motorcycles and tricycles in certain areas by the state government.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said in a statement on Sunday that the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, on Saturday, deployed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, State Traffic Officers, Area Traffic Officers, Divisional Traffic Officers, the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences and other police personnel to enforce the state road traffic laws that restricted motorcycles and tricycles from operating on certain routes in the state.  

He stated that Very Important Personality escort vehicles without number plates, vehicles with defaced and covered number plates and vehicles driving against the traffic were also impounded, adding that Odumosu urged Lagos residents to comply with the new directive.

Elkana added that the enforcement was a continuous exercise that would be done every day for 24 hours, adding that violators would be dealt with in accordance with the extant laws on traffic. Punch

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