The Lagos State Government, through the Special Committee on Clean Up of Ikoyi and Victoria Island, went for a late-night enforcement exercise over the weekend after which 29 vehicles indiscriminately parked by the owners were impounded.
The Ikoyi/Victoria Island clean up exercise took place in the night, over the weekend
The exercise which continued till the early hours of the following morning, being Sunday, was carried out on Olosa, Oyin Jolayemi, and Adetokunbo Ademola and Oko Awo streets.
All the vehicles parked at prohibited spots such as walkways, setbacks and in front of the Eko Hotel and Towers were seized and towed away by LASTMA officials.
Some of the car owners and drivers who made an attempt to drive their vehicles away while they were being towed by the task force team were arrested but later discharged on bail.
29 Vehicles indiscriminately parked by owners were towed away by LASTMA officials
The vehicles were parked at prohibited places in Ikoyi and Victoria Island
The operation was led by CSP Egbeyemi, Chairman Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences
Many food vendors at Ajose Adeogun Junction selling at night were also not spared during the enforcement exercise, as their wares were seized by the operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps who were among the clean-up team.
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The enforcement team, as gathered by Naijauto, was led by the chairman, Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi. They extended the exercise to Ahmadu Bello way, where illegal structures and small houses harboring hoodlums and miscreants were dismantled and their wreckage was taken away by LAWMA official trucks.
The team passed through Awolowo way and observed the compliance, on parking, of club and karaoke owners as there was no obstructive parking.
CSP Egbeyemi said the enforcement exercise will continue till all environmental nuisances are cleared.
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