Lagos moves against traffic violators, robbers
Officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) and other security agencies have started an aggressive enforcement of the traffic law in the state, while also targeting hoodlums who use the opportunity provided by traffic snarls to rob motorists.
The Commander of the Governor’s Monitoring Team, DSP Adebowale Ganiyu, said yesterday that his unit had been equipped with the necessary logistics and power to restore sanity to the state while working with other security agencies.
Ganiyu said the enforcement exercise had led to the arrest of several commercial vehicles plying the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lanes, adding that the GMT would ensure that criminal activities were reduced drastically in the state.
He noted that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had mandated the team to deal with traffic offenders and miscreants who had been causing havoc on Lagos roads.
“The governor’s directive is aimed at restoring sanity on the roads as well as boosting the confidence of residents in line with the government’s commitment to ensure safety of lives and property”, he said.
“We want to implore Lagosians to utilise our feedback and alert platforms. Aside the 112 and 767 toll-free emergency lines, the Governor’s Monitoring Team can be reached on tweeter @ LagosGMT. This handle was created to alert government on any issue bothering on security and I can assure you that a quick response will be given,” Ganiyu said.