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Court imposes N100,000 fines on 20 motorists for operating illegal parks in Ikorodu, Apongbon 

CITIZENS COMPASS– A Mobile Court sitting in Lagos State, has imposed a fine of N100,000 each on 20 motorists who operate at illegal parks in the Ikorodu and Apongbon areas of the state.

Mr. Odunuga Olukayode, Head of the Enforcement Unit of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) who disclosed this to newsmen said the motorists were arrested over the weekend while their vehicles (painted and unpainted) were impounded.

He said they all pleaded guilty to their charges when they were arraigned before the Mobile Court.

The operation was to ensure free flow of traffic and a total clampdown on commercial buses operating illegal garages/parks on bridges and roundabouts across the State,   

The General Manager of the Authority, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, while speaking on the enforcement exercise, said the illegal activities of the owners of the commercial buses/cars on bridges and roundabouts across the state contravene the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.

He stated further that it was nauseating seeing these commercial bus drivers constituting public nuisances by operating illegally on Bridges and Roundabouts thereby causing avoidable traffic gridlock and inconveniencing other motorists and road users.

Mr. Oreagba revealed that the Enforcement Unit of the Authority had to embark on the exercise at Apongbon Bridge and Ikorodu Roundabouts after the recalcitrant drivers who do not want to operate within government-designated garages and parks across the State failed to comply with several warnings issued to them.

He noted that the Authority would not rest on his oars on curbing illegal activities of the unruly commercial buses/cars operators as the present administration is expending huge resources on constructing standard Bus Terminals in every part of the State.

“We would continue to ensure free flow of traffic movement around Bridges and Roundabouts across the State by scaling up our enforcement and clampdown operations on these stubborn commercial buses operating illegal parks, garages and car mart in the State”, Oreagba declared.




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