It is no more necessary to warn Lagos motorists who perpetually drive against “One-Way” traffic because the government’s special task force has reportedly begun hunting for such people. As a matter of fact, it is even more interesting to know that the special task force is not only looking for motorists who drive against One-Way lanes but rather all traffic rule violators. What’s even more interesting is the fact that reports say the task force has been able to arrest some offenders already and it is currently hunting for more.
Lagos special taskforce begins hunting down “One-way” lane violators and other traffic offenders across the state
According to media reports, the codename for this new operation by the Lagos state special taskforce is “Anti One-Way & Other Traffic Offenders Squad”. This name was reportedly given to the squad by the Lagos state commissioner of police as he permits them to impound vehicles of motorists illegally operating in restricted areas, and violators of BRT lanes or One-Way lanes.
All perpetual traffic rule violators in Lagos state are in big trouble as the state’s special taskforce begins hunting for offenders
While many Lagos motorists are still unaware of this new operation, press reports claim that the task force has already gotten hold of some offenders at Maryland, Ojota and Ikeja areas on Monday, December 7 alone. The same reports also revealed that the squad impounded several motorcycles from an undisclosed axis of Ikeja because they flouted the Lagos state government’s 2018 transport sector reform law.
As much as one might want to praise the Lagos special taskforce for beginning this new operation, one should also remember that bribery, corruption and unprofessionalism could make the operation lead to chaos. After all, such a scenario recently played out a few weeks ago when Okada riders began to violently attack the special task force for being unprofessional in their dealings.
Below is a video that captured the moment when Okada riders in Lagos clashed with the special task force recently.
Tension as Commercial Motorcyclists and Lagos State Task Force Clash