Lagos impounds 40 trailers for violating traffic laws 


The operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Monday impounded 40 illegally parked trailers, trucks and tankers under flyover bridges for allegedly violating traffic laws at Costain to Iganmu area of Lagos.

Speaking on the development, General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, said the enforcement operation which was led by the Director of Operations (Headquarters), Mr. Peter Gbedemeje, was carried out immediately after the expiration of a “7-day Removal Order” served on them.

Oreagba also stated that the level of voluntary compliance was encouraging as majority had removed their heavy duty vehicles before the commencement of the enforcement operations.

“We are very happy with the level of compliance by owner/drivers of these illegally parked trucks including other illegal workshops such as iron benders, mechanics and food/fruits vendors,” he said.

He added that the 40 impounded trailers were apprehended around Ijora, Costain, Breweries and Ajegunle Park by Ijora Mobil Road area of Iganmu, Lagos.

The head of operations, Mr Peter Gbedemeje, stated that the clean up exercise would be continuous and be extended to other parts of the state in order to checkmate criminal activities across the state.

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