Lagos confiscates 100 commercial motorcycles
Agents of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Crimes Task Force last weekend confiscated an additional 100 commercial motorcycles, popularly known as Okada, for illegal operations.
As a follow-up to the government’s efforts to secure Lagos roads and free up restricted routes for rebel motorcyclists, agents of the Lagos State Environmental Crime Special Unit confiscated 100 commercial motorcycles over the weekend.
Agency president, CSP Shola Jejeloye, said 100 motorcycles were seized in the Navy Town area of Alakia, 2nd Rainbow and Festac Town, adding that the operation was carried out to stop traffic violations from some commercial motorcycle operators.
“The discouraging motorcycle accident statistics and the urgent need to improve road safety in Lagos led to the enactment of the 2018 revised Lagos Public Transport Law,” Jejeloy said.
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He noted that, in addition to the questionable elements of using motorcycles for criminal activities, the influx of illegal motorcyclists into Lagos without a traceable address and valid identification remains a huge threat to the safety of residents.
“In accordance with the law, every motorcyclist must wear a helmet, be over 18 years old, do not ride on sidewalks / middle roads / road obstacles, avoid restricted routes, must not carry more than one passenger / pregnant woman / adult with a child / child under 12 years old
“They don’t have to install any musical devices, they have to wear an apron, not work after 10:00 pm, work with a driver’s license and register their motorcycle with the government,” he said.
He warned the public, especially motorists, to keep their valuables safely while driving.
The President urged all residents to cooperate in providing useful information about criminal activity to security services through the Lagos State’s toll-free 112 or 767 emergency lines.