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Sanwo-olu set to “totally destroy” 4,447 impounded motorcycles
GOVERNOR of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu is set to “totally destroy” 4,447 motorcycles impounded by the Lagos State Task Force.
Speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi disclosed that since the inception of Sanwo-Olu as Lagos State governor, the state government has been able to impound the motorcycles in the span of four months.
He said some of the motorcycles have been retrieved by their owners after the penalty and after six months, but the state government would seek for a court order to destroy the motorcycles that are still in their possession.
Egbeyemi said the Task Force usually crush the motorcycles through a company after which they are sold as scrap.
He mentioned that Sanwo- olu no longer want them sold as scrap after destruction but wants them completely destroyed.
“We have ordered crushing machines from abroad because the one in Epe is faulty, the new crushing machines will soon arrive and they will all be crushed,” he said.
The Task Force Chairman added that the cooperate commercial motorcycles in Lagos , Gokada, Opay and others will get the same treatment as no one is above the law.
He also said that traffic offenders fail to retrieve their motorcycles because of the likeliness of being sentenced to jail.
Egbeyemi noted that some of the motorcyclists came back for their motorcycles and were issued fine but most of them are usually hesitant because one of the penalties for driving against traffic is an option of one year imprisonment.