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Lagos State Police Command commences impounding unregistered vehicles

The Lagos State Police Command has started impounding of unregistered vehicles, vehicles with covered numbers plates, fake number plates and unauthorised use of siren in the state

Penpushing reports that, the Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu has directed operatives in regards the exercise, which has started yielding results operatives’ of the Response Squad (RRS), a unit of the  Command, on Friday 8th January impounding three  vehicles for covering their number plates and forty three  motorcycles for plying prohibited routes in Alausa Business District, Ikeja.

The Commissioner warned vehicle owners against these acts of illegality towards the end of year 2020 as a result of the intelligence gathered on the planned usage of these categories of vehicles and motorcycles for committing crimes in the state and beyond.

‘In compliance with the order, police operatives in the state have been on the prowl of violators who are fond of using unregistered vehicles, covered and fake number plates, unauthorised use of siren or revolving light etc with many of them prosecuted and fined accordingly;.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement added that the commissioner   while reaffirming his zero tolerance for traffic offences and the like, ordered the Commander Raoid Response Squad( RRS_, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi to intensify efforts in impounding any vehicles/bikes found wanting in this regard.

Penpushing further reports that, Odumosu however expressed shock at the volume of vehicles violating these order in the state and motorcycles prowling Alausa Business District, which are prohibited routes for bikes.

‘During the sting operation organised by the command, which was commanded by CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, to kick against these offences, the command seized the opportunity to advise Lagosians to desist from such illegality’, Adejobi said.

The command also warned Governments workers, who encourage commercial motorcycle riders to flout the rules on prohibited routes to desist forthwith, pointing out that the squad had the directive of the Commissioner to impound such bikes and prosecute both the riders and passengers.

Penpushing also reports that the Commissioner has however ordered that the three vehicles and 43 motorcycles impounded be transferred to Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Offences without delay for prosecution.

The command in a related development and, the zeal of  to curtail traffic robbery in the State paid off as the Rapid Response Squad(RRS) men on decoy operation along Ogudu/Alapere Expressway on Saturday 9th January, 2021, arrested two  suspected traffic robbers.

The statement disclosed identities of the  suspects as include: Dada Owolabi,(52) and Kolawole Olawoye, (25),explaining that the suspects were arrested at different incidences at about 10pm,adding that, the suspects are assisting the police to apprehend other fleeing members of their gangs.

Meanwhile, the commissioner has ordered that the suspects be transferred to State Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Panti, Yaba, for proper investigation.

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