Lagos taskforce impounds 204 motorcycles, arrests 50 suspected hoodlums


The Lagos Whine Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit Taskforce says it has arrested 50 hoodlums and impounded 204 motorcycles.

A assertion in Lagos on Sunday by Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, Head, Public Affairs Unit, said the hoodlums had been arrested all top-of-the-line ways by raids on gloomy spots.

It also said that the duty power unit had commenced a tactical enforcement code-named, “Operation Kogberegbe” to ticket distinct a hitch-free festive season.

The assertion said, “Operation Kogberegbe” would clamp down on illegal ticketers on the convey’s highways, road urchins popularly is known as ‘dwelling boys’, and motorcyclists plying restricted routes.

Impounded motorcycles
Impounded motorcycles

“The unit commenced its tactical and strategic enforcement for compliance operations this week with code title ‘Operation Kogberegbe.’

“Here is to instill discipline and entrench sanity within the convey, with a watch to achieving the convey’s vision of zero tolerance for felony substances, hideouts, okada operation on restricted routes, and diverse environmental guidelines offenders within the convey,” it said.

The assertion disclosed that over 204 motorcycles is known as okada had been impounded at Ojodu Berger, Ketu Alapere, Agric, Allen Avenue, Ikeja for plying restricted routes/roads and violating the convey traffic licensed guidelines.

“Enforcement officers had been attacked by hoodlums in collaboration with okada riders on the Ojodu Berger dwelling but they had been subdued attributable to the safe tactical and systemic suggestions of his men,” it added.

It significant that the restricted routes had been published several cases to avoid pointless excuses of no longer being responsive to the convey licensed guidelines on restriction by okada operators.

“Some offenders turned deaf ears and all efforts establish in scheme by the enforcement agency to sensitise, educate and squawk them to see the dangers of plying on the highways proved abortive.

“The total restricted routes will be closely monitored to rid the convey of okada riders’ menace which would perhaps additionally consequence in needless lack of lives and severe security challenges.

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“This week’s actions are a signal to all recalcitrant environmental licensed guidelines offenders who circumvent authorities suggestions and guidelines as supplied by regulatory provision of the guidelines, that such offenders will be made to face the elephantine wrath of the guidelines,” it acknowledged.

The assertion significant that the unit raided some gloomy spots on the Oshodi dwelling, Mile 12, and diverse misfortune spots within the convey the attach hoodlums had been arrested with charms, machetes and diverse corrupt weapons.

“The total suspects will be charged to court for rather a range of offences and for aggravating the final public peace.

“The agency will not leisure on its oars till all recalcitrant okada operators tow the line of supreme practices and the convey is free from hoodlums, streets urchins is known as dwelling boys,” it said.(NAN)

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