Traffic Law: Lagos Destroys 3,000 Seized Okadas (Picture Included)

Date: 10-10-2012 6:33 am (11 years ago) | Author: franel
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«§» 10 October 2012

The Lagos State Government has commenced the process of crushing 3, 000 motorcycles, popularly called okada, impounded from their owners for violating traffic law.



Officials of the state Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit on Tuesday dismantled the okadas at the task force yard in Alausa.

The Taskforce Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, an Assistant Superintent of Police, said after the end of the dismantling exercise, the iron parts would be taken to the state Crushing Plant in Oshodi, where they would be crushed and recycled.

He said the action was to show that the government had stepped up its enforcement of the state traffic law, adding that the crushing of the okadas would serve as deterrent to other commercial motorcycle operators.

Sulaiman said, “These are okadas impounded since the new traffic law was signed into law. There are 3, 000 of them. Okada riders must obey our traffic law. They are fond of driving against traffic, on kerbs and several unauthorised places. The law has been passed and gazetted and there is no going back on its enforcement.

“We are dismantling the okadas now to separate the parts that are crushable from the ones that are not crushable. After this, we will take the crushable parts to Oshodi crushing plant, where they will be crushed and recycled. The non-crushable parts will probably be auctioned, but not in the state.

“The Taskforce has not started enforcing the law fully. But this should serve as a warning to them because we won’t hesitate to impound any okada caught on the restricted roads in the state.”

Sulaiman, however, said there were no riders to be prosecuted because the owners of the 3, 000 okadas abandoned them on sighting law enforcement officials.

On Monday’s protest by some of the riders, Sulaiman said, “They have the right to protest, but the government will be firm in what it does. It does not in any way stop our job, those who intend not to obey the law, we are coming after them. The protest is a group action, but our arrests will be one after the other and we will be out there on a daily basis.”

According to him, the law has been passed and those who will not obey the law will be punished.

The task force boss, however, said the law’s compliance level was improving on a daily basis. He advised the riders to go to areas where their operations are not restricted.


Posted: at 10-10-2012 06:33 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
- dlimelite at 10-10-2012 07:02 AM (11 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 10-10-2012 07:02 AM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- winace at 10-10-2012 07:30 AM (11 years ago)
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Make una take easy o b4 una go increase arm robbery in lagos cus dats people source of livelihood.
Posted: at 10-10-2012 07:30 AM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- funniggaz at 10-10-2012 10:16 AM (11 years ago)
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Thank God!! Fashola more grease to ur elbow!!!! safety first!! go western my Gov.
Posted: at 10-10-2012 10:16 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Fuck_Muslims at 10-10-2012 10:51 AM (11 years ago)
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ACN should be very carefull ooooo, else they are going to lose Lagos State come 2015.....this is just an advice/warning
Posted: at 10-10-2012 10:51 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- frank_f at 10-10-2012 10:57 AM (11 years ago)
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O boi no bi small thing ooo, hey Fashola u no go take am easy?
Posted: at 10-10-2012 10:57 AM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- denmal at 10-10-2012 10:59 AM (11 years ago)
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ok na
Posted: at 10-10-2012 10:59 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Esewill at 10-10-2012 11:02 AM (11 years ago)
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Lagos State govt. is been too harsh on the masses. No body is happy to ride on okada' it is because of lack of job and man must wack. Has the govt. provided an alternative means of income for the okada rider?.  If not what right has the govt. to destroy the okadas. This is a serious oppression on the helpless citizens of Lagos State. The govt is inviting serious chaos and problems that she cannot handle as a result of this action.  By the time the problem will start, she should not call on the federal govt. for help. she cannot withstand the level of robbery attack and other related crimes. Fashola be wise. When the righteous are in govt. the people rejoices but when the wicked are in govt. the people weeps.  The law should an alternative punishment and destroying their means of income. What is good for goose is good for the garther. You may succed against the poor. but you will face the wraght of God some day either here on earth or in the world beyond.  The govt. that refuses to listen to the tears of the poor, God will not listen to you when you cry.  Thanks
Posted: at 10-10-2012 11:02 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- jamesbondchick at 10-10-2012 11:12 AM (11 years ago)
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Fashola! Be careful oh! Don't scorn the people who voted you in,remember this will bring hardship and then more crime. Give them an alternative oh! I don talk my own.

Posted: at 10-10-2012 11:12 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Debbra2 at 10-10-2012 11:25 AM (11 years ago)
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Quote from: Esewill on 10-10-2012 11:02 AM
Lagos State govt. is been too harsh on the masses. No body is happy to ride on okada' it is because of lack of job and man must wack. Has the govt. provided an alternative means of income for the okada rider?.  If not what right has the govt. to destroy the okadas. This is a serious oppression on the helpless citizens of Lagos State. The govt is inviting serious chaos and problems that she cannot handle as a result of this action.  By the time the problem will start, she should not call on the federal govt. for help. she cannot withstand the level of robbery attack and other related crimes. Fashola be wise. When the righteous are in govt. the people rejoices but when the wicked are in govt. the people weeps.  The law should an alternative punishment and destroying their means of income. What is good for goose is good for the garther. You may succed against the poor. but you will face the wraght of God some day either here on earth or in the world beyond.  The govt. that refuses to listen to the tears of the poor, God will not listen to you when you cry.  Thanks
I agree with u, Fashola pelepele oooooo, Olorun Orun Oba gbogbo Aye ati Orun wo oo. Rora ile nyo ooooooooo
Posted: at 10-10-2012 11:25 AM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Amaight at 10-10-2012 11:34 AM (11 years ago)
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Its painful dat nigerians don't kno there rights,nobody wants to die
Posted: at 10-10-2012 11:34 AM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- moni4real at 10-10-2012 12:02 PM (11 years ago)
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Fashola is a disgrace. He has nothing to offer, Lagos state has the worst road throughtout federation.
Any way what do u expecting from uncircumcised Yoruba man?
Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:02 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- proly at 10-10-2012 12:16 PM (11 years ago)
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Ok
Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:16 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- hentec at 10-10-2012 12:26 PM (11 years ago)
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so bad
Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:26 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dallasp at 10-10-2012 12:29 PM (11 years ago)
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Lagos state dis is no gud ooooooooooooooooooooooo
 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:29 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- cocoeni at 10-10-2012 12:30 PM (11 years ago)
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 problem everyday,God help the poor people
Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:30 PM (11 years ago) | Hero
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- toibeli at 10-10-2012 12:34 PM (11 years ago)
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While trying to clean the state, I hope the governor is not creating more problems
for the state by destroying these motorcycles, instead of slapping the operators
with heavy fines.
Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:34 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- HOPEA23 at 10-10-2012 12:50 PM (11 years ago)
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More arm robbers ...

Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:50 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Ken2012 at 10-10-2012 12:55 PM (11 years ago)
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A little leaven , leaveneth the whole lump , it's good way to change our country's mentality , they should obey the laws of the land be you who !
Posted: at 10-10-2012 12:55 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- Biafranwar at 10-10-2012 01:13 PM (11 years ago)
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Some how e good and some how e no good
Posted: at 10-10-2012 01:13 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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