The Lagos State Police Commissioner, Hakeem Odumosu, has issued a directive for the arrest and prosecution of police officers, military personnel, and okada riders violating traffic laws in the state.
Odumosu made the disclosure in a statement signed by the command’s spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Friday, according to PMNews.
The CP charged the force’s security operatives to commence full enforcement of the restriction order on okada riders from plying six local governments and 13 local council development areas of the state.
“The Commissioner of Police, while reacting to act of lawlessness, recklessness and impunity being exhibited by some road users especially okada riders who grossly violate traffic laws of Lagos State; and motorcyclists operating within the six (6) Local Government Areas and nine (9) Local Council Development Authorities which are restricted for their operations.
“The police boss particularly ordered officers and men of the command to go after road users including Okada operators who drive against the traffic and ply BRT corridors. He emphasised that the violators should be arrested and prosecuted accordingly,” the statement read.
Speaking further, Odumosu cautioned the police, military or paramilitary operatives that they could not be spared if they are caught violating traffic laws.
The statement further read, “The police boss reiterated that such gross violation with impunity must stop. The Commissioner of Police also appealed to residents of Lagos State to desist from violating traffic laws and encouraging road users to do the same as the command will implement full enforcement of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 and other extant laws of Lagos State.
“CP Hakeem Odumosu equally warned the police operatives and teams who are detailed for the enforcement order operation to act within the ambit of the law and discharge their duties devoid of extortion or corrupt practices in any form as such will not be tolerated by the command.”
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