Sunday, 15 December 2019

State of Emergency on Traffic in Lagos; Police Arraigned 20 Offenders, Confisticate vehicles: Olusegun Ariyo




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An Aftermath effect of  declaration of a state of emergency on traffic within the Lagos metropolis coming from the Lagos state commissioner of police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has started yielding positive results as the Lagos state police command said it has succeeded in the arraignment of twenty traffic offenders and also confiscated vehicles Driving Against Traffic.

A statement made available to Urban Express-News Online through the Lagos State Police Pubic Relation officer Dsp Bala Elkana said; the successful outcome was achieved in collaboration with the Lagos judiciary, specifically the attorney general  and commissioner of justice in the area of prosecution of traffic law violators in mobile court.


Elkana said a total of 22 offenders were apprehended on 13th of December, 2019 at a different location within the state, mostly for driving against traffic and that seven vehicles were equally confiscated.

The spokesman said the offenders were immediately arraigned before mobile court, adding that the command would sustain enforcement of traffic laws all through this festive period and beyond.

He said the enforcement team will continue to be guided with its mantra “Traffic Must Flow”.

Recall, after the assumption of CP Hakeem Odumosu, as the Lagos state commissioner of police, a state of emergency on traffic bottleneck was declared, where one thousand police officers were deployed for traffic management.

This, was as the cp deployed additional motorcycles for traffic management to ensure free flow of traffic from origin to destinations and to also combat traffic related crimes.

Meanwhile, command also arrested three suspected notorious cultists in Surulere after complaints from Mrs Obaro was lodged at Agbowa police station that her husband Mr Enoch obaro (30) left home in the morning and did not return, and that all efforts made in tracking his location proved abortive.
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The statement put further that messages were sent to all police stations across the state through police control room to help in finding the missing person.

The spokesman said on 8th of December 2019, police received a call that the remains of the said missing person were sighted at an isolated bushy area at fadayin junction with a location at imota in ikorodu.

Elkana said a team of homicide detective was drafted to the scene as the decomposed body of the deceased person was evacuated for autopsy.

“The corpses were mutilated with two hands severed and a leg cut off, “expanded cartridges and broken bricks were equally recovered at the scene”.

He said three suspects were arrested in connection with the murder.
They are members of Aiye confraternity who were on police wanted list for various offences ranging from armed robbery, violent attacks, cultism and land grabbing.

The spokesman said suspects will be charged to court.

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