LASG arrests motorists driving against traffic on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway
Written by trafficradio on July 26, 2019
The operatives of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force) has impounded 21 vehicles and arrested 9 drivers for driving against traffic on Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
The Chairman of the Taskforce and leader of the enforcement team, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that there have been serious complaints from motorists and residents that activities of the one-way drivers were causing heavy traffic gridlock on daily basis along the axis.
According to the Chairman, “The 21 impounded vehicles and 9 arrested drivers ran into our enforcement team while we were returning from a clean-up exercise at Eric Moore and Orile-Iganmu along Lagos-Badagry Expressway”.
“Honestly speaking, it is painful that with the high level of enlightenment campaigns and several warnings by the government, motorists, including private car owners are still driving against the flow of traffic and thereby obstructing on-coming vehicles and causing gridlock along Iyana-Isolo”, he lamented.
CSP Egbeyemi, however, advised the 12 drivers, who left their cars and absconded in order to evade arrest, to report immediately to the Agency.
Meanwhile, those arrested have been arraigned before Magistrate (Mrs) Salau Omobola of the Lagos State Mobile Court for driving in the direction prohibited by law (one-way) punishable under Part (III) item 27 of the ‘Transport Sector’ of Lagos State 2018.