Lagos state government has announced that vehicles with covered plate number or ones without plate numbers, will be impounded.
Head of Public Affairs Unit, Rapid Response Squad, Femi Moliki, said in a press statement that the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo–Olu, had directed the police unit to impound vehicles with covered plate number in the state.
Moliki said six vehicles without plate number had already been impounded after the directive and the task force will work harder to arrest more offenders in the coming days.
The task force said there wouldn’t be sacred cows in the implementation of the orders of the Governor.
In the statement titled, ‘Sanwo-Olu orders police to impound vehicles with covered number plate’, Moliki said, “Five of the vehicles have been transferred to the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences. The sixth, a Mercedes Benz, ML 350 was intercepted and impounded in Victoria Island by the officers of the squad around 9:30 p.m. yesterday (Saturday).
“The driver of the vehicle, one Adam Oluremi, 32, threatened and mobilised a military man to shoot the officers. The officers professionally de-escalated the crisis and successfully towed vehicle to RRS Headquarters.”
Receiving a briefing on the issue, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, directed that the vehicle be impounded and the driver prosecuted, maintaining that “nobody is above the law of the land”.
The Governor is keen on solving traffic problems in the state; recently Sanwoolu declared war on one-way traffic with the establishment of Governor’s Monitoring Team (GMT), led by Superintendent of Police Shola Jejeloye.
Jejeloye, had explained that the operation was set up to complement the activities of the existing Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Enforcement Agency (Task Force)
He stated that the team would not be lenient on those flouting Lagos traffic regulations and warned motorists who have the intention of driving on one-way lanes to desist from the act.