The Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, has ordered for the immediate release of vehicles impounded by officials of the agencies that are abandoned at the agency’s traffic yard in Ikorodu.
Egbeyemi said that the action is aimed at decongesting the agency’s traffic yard. Most of the released vehicles were said to have been contravened state’s traffic laws or committed various traffic offences in the metropolis.
Egbeyemi said that offences committed by the drivers of the impounded vehicles include driving against traffic, driving on BRT Lane, and obstructions among others.
The task force chairman who paid an unscheduled visit to the park immediately released no fewer than seven vehicles to their respective owners, while others were informed to report at the unit office for proper identification and other processes. He explained that the action was also to inform Lagos residents that the State Government does not encourage touting or bribery and that the agency would take action against any of its agency’s officers found guilty of such crime.
Egbeyemi reiterated his commitment of ensuring adequate discipline among his men even as he disclosed that any taskforce member caught collecting bribe or extortion from members of the public will face the wrath of the Law.
“It is not that we are anti-masses. We fight those people that are adamant and defiant. We are not in a state of anarchy, we are in an orderly society where there must be law and order. We take offender to court, and once anyone is pronounced guilty, such ends in prison”
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