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Lagos govt crushed 482 motorcycles seized from riders

The Lagos State government, on Saturday, crushed 482 motorcycles that were impounded on restricted roads across the state.

This is contained in a statement released by Adekunle Ajisebutu, the police spokesperson.

Mr Ajisebutu said the motorcycles were impounded at different times and locations for contravening various traffic laws.

Speaking at the scene where the motorcycles were destroyed at the Alausa government office, Police Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu said this was not the first time they had destroyed such motorcycles.

The Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, who was present at the site of crushing said the exercise has been on since the enforcement started but carried out publicly on Saturday.

He said it was “to convince members of the public especially the doubting Thomas that the impounded motorcycles are actually being crushed contrary to insinuations by mischief makers that the motorbikes are being sold and recycled.”

The commissioner explained that they used to destroy the motorcycles contrary to the rumors circulating that they used to sell motorcycles when they landed.

He then issued a warning to police officers kicking against the Lagos State government over the police officers’ attempt to arrest the protester.

He called on the perpetrators of the crime to change their behavior or face legal action.

The police boss warned erring motorcycle operators plying restricted areas and those violating other traffic laws or using motorcycles for criminal activities in the state to have a change of mind or face the legal consequences.

Mr Odumosu said the crushing exercise will be a continuous one to discourage people “from trampling upon the law, and also show the determination of the police in enforcing laws.”

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