The Nation (Nigeria)

Sanwo-olu arrests suspected criminals at Ojota

.Task force impounds 105 motorcycle­s

- By Precious Igbonwelun­du

LAGOS State Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu yesterday arrested a gang of suspected criminals, who harass motorists and road users in traffic. suspects met their waterloo yesterday morning while attempting to unleash terror on a motorist around Ojota inbound Alausa. Help however came for the motorist as Governor Sanwo-olu’s convoy approached the scene to rescue him from the three machete-wielding criminals who were at the time, trying to forcefully drag him out of his vehicle.

The security personnel attached to the Governor swooped on the suspects, retrieved the dangerous weapons from them and arrested the three of them.

The state Environmen­tal and Special Offences Unit also seized 104 motorcycle­s for allegedly plying restricted routes.

The agency said it impounded the motorcycle­s at Second Rainbow, Amuwo Odofin, Cele Bus Stop and Okota areas of the state.

A statement by the Public Affairs Officer (PAO), Femi Moliki said the agency’s chairman, CSP Shola Jejeloye, led the operation aimed at halting the flagrant abuse of traffic laws by motorcycli­sts.

He said the government was concerned about the recklessne­ss of motorcycli­sts on restricted routes, adding that it became necessary to help the bikers by saving their lives and those of other road users.

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