Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Obafemi Hamzat yesterday ordered the arrest of 5 drivers for driving towards the site visitors.
4 have been apprehended on Lagos-Badagry Expressway; the final particular person was nabbed at Iponri.
Hamzat mentioned their automobiles must be impounded, whereas the offenders must be made to face the wrath of the regulation for his or her actions.
The deputy governor was on his option to the flag-off ceremony of continuation of the reconstruction of Lagos-Badagry Expressway when he caught the drivers.
Hamzat expressed displeasure on the antics of the motorists, urging residents and highway customers to all the time obey the site visitors legal guidelines.
He mentioned: “It is very important word that on our means, we noticed a variety of automobiles going through a technique. Within the course of, we stopped a few of them and their excuse was that `there isn’t a highway’.
“Sadly, on that very same highway, we noticed a younger man that was hit by an ‘Okada’ rider who was driving towards the site visitors. That younger man could be someone’s brother, son or cousin.
“So, we can not say as a result of the highway is in dangerous form, we’ll now break the regulation.’’
Fifty-four-year-old Emmanuel Onwuegbu, who was apprehended at Iponri instructed The Nation that he regretted the motion.
In keeping with him, the vans and trailers blocked the highway and he needed to make a detour to observe one other route.
The businessman mentioned he was trapped within the site visitors for about three hours on the identical spot on Sunday.
“After I got here out of Bode Thomas Street yesterday and confronted Iponri. Trailers have blocked the 2 lanes. I made a decision to make a detour Beneath the Bridge. A automotive in my entrance adopted a one-way by going through oncoming automobiles. Shortly after I adopted him, a business tricycle driver blocked me whereas dropping his passengers. Not fairly lengthy, a bike within the convoy of the deputy governor blocked me until the deputy governor arrived about two minutes later,” he mentioned.
Onwuegbu mentioned he wouldn’t have adopted the automobile however he was pressed to urinate.
He mentioned he regretted his motion.
Lagos State Visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA) Normal Supervisor Olawale Musa mentioned the apprehension of the site visitors regulation violator by the deputy governor is to indicate the dedication, the willpower of the present administration to eradicate all impunities and violations of regulation from Lagos State.
“This administration is dedicated to making sure sanity on our roads in order that we will have peace; individuals can journey throughout the time framework and in addition really feel secure when driving on the highway. All eyes are on site visitors violators in Lagos State. It’s now not enterprise as typical and anyone caught violating the regulation, might be made to look earlier than the suitable court docket,” Musa mentioned.