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Lagos Police Arraigns 75 Traffic Violators, Impounds 75 Vehicles

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Lagos Police Arraigns 75 Traffic Violators, Impounds 75 Vehicles

As part of efforts to ensure free flow of traffic in Lagos State, the Nigeria Police Arraigned 75 Traffic Violators in Mobile Court and Impounded 75 Vehicles for driving against traffic and indiscriminate parking.

Lagos State Police Command over the last few weeks arrested 75 persons and Impounded 75 vehicles for driving against traffic also known as one way and indiscriminate parking in different parts of the State.

28 of the offenders were arrested for driving against traffic while the rest were arrested for indiscriminate parking at different clubs and businesses in the State.

Such indiscriminate parking result in major obstructions on the highways and streets and causing traffic gridlock. In as much as such clubs and businesses have the rights to run their businesses, our road users equally have the right to free flow of traffic. Business owners and operators of clubs and worship centres have a duty to ensure that their customers, staff, visitors and followers do no create obstructions on the roads where they operate for the benefits of other road users.

The vehicles Impounded included private cars, commercial vehicles, trucks, bullion vans and escorts vehicles who drove against traffic. The message is clear, no one is above the law. The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu psc maintained that the operation will be sustained and called on road users to obey traffic laws at all times.

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