The Lagos State Police Command on Saturday crushed 482 motorcycles impounded at different times and locations in the state for contravening various traffic laws.
The destruction of the motorcycles was held at the Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja, in Lagos State.
Speaking at the crushing site, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed that the exercise has been on since the enforcement started.
He also noted that the exercise carried out publicly today was to convince members of the public that the impounded motorcycles are actually being crushed contrary to insinuations by mischief makers that the motorbikes are being sold and recycled.
Odumosu warned erring motorcycle operators plying restricted areas and those violating other traffic laws or using motorcycles for criminal activities in the state to have a change of mind or face the legal consequences.
The police boss assured that the crushing exercise will be a continuous one to discourage people from trampling upon the law, and reiterate determination of the Police Command to enforce the law.