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Lagos Police Impound 85 Motorcycles

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command, on Thursday, impounded no fewer than 85 motorcycles, also known as okada, in different areas of the state.

The RRS disclosed this in a statement on Friday, adding that the operation was led by the RRS Commander, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi.

The squad also received support from the enforcement team of the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority during the operation.

The statement read, “Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad supported by their counterparts from LAMATA Enforcement Team, yesterday, impounded 85 motorcycles in continuation of the clamp down on motorbikes plying prohibited routes in the state.

“The areas visited by the team include: Ojodu Berger, Aguda (Ikeja), Iju Road, Agege, Iyana Ipaja Bridge, Abule Egba and Ogba.

“The operation was led by the Commander, Rapid Response Squad, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi.

“In a similar operation two weeks ago, the team led by Egbeyemi impounded 257 motorcycles.

“The state Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, has assured all that the exercise would be sustained until there is compliance.”

Similarly, the Lagos State Task Force, on Wednesday, clamped down on commercial motorcycles and squatters who erected shanties along the rail tracks in the Fagba area of the state.

The agency said 359 bikes were impounded, and several shanties demolished in the follow-up exercise after the inauguration of the Red Line Rail project.

It also reports that the Task Force Chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, has intensified the enforcement of the ban on motorcycles across Lagos as the state government had banned the operation of commercial motorcycles to guarantee safety on major highways.

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