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LASTMA impounds 40 heavy-duty vehicles, to prosecute owners, drivers

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LASTMA enforcement team at work in Costain area

The Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have impounded 40 illegally parked articulated vehicles, trucks and fuel tankers under flyover bridges in Costain to the Iganmu area of Lagos.

Mr Bolaji Oreagba, General Manager, LASTMA, said the enforcement operations were led by the Director of Operations, Mr Peter Gbedemeje, who swung into action with his team immediately after the expiration of a ‘7-day Removal Order” served to them.

The GM said further that the level of voluntary compliance was encouraging as most of the drivers had removed their heavy-duty vehicles before the commencement of the enforcement.

LASTMA enforcement team clears under the bridge and its sides of illegally parked trucks. To meet owners/drivers in the court

Oreagba said thus, “we are very happy with the level of voluntary compliance by owner/drivers of these illegally parked trucks including other illegal workshops such as Iron benders, mechanics, food/ Fruits vendors” for their cooperation.

The 40 impounded heavy-duty vehicles were parked wrongly around Ijora, Costain, Breweries and Ajegunle Park by Ijora Mobil Road area of Iganmu, Lagos.

The Head of Operations, Mr Peter Gbedemeje stated that the cleanup exercise would continue and be extended to other parts of the State in order to checkmate criminal activities across the State.

Gbedemeje however confirmed that owners/drivers of those impounded 40 trailers would be charged to court accordingly.

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