The Lagos State Police Command has issued a warning to its operatives not to arrest motorcycles used for courier services as part of the clampdown on the operation of commercial motorcycles and tricycles.
The warning was issued by the Commissioner of the Command, Hakeem Odumosu, on Monday following complaints that some operatives were arresting riders of courier motorcycles.
The Command in a statement said operators of courier services must strictly obey traffic laws and ensure that they do not drive against traffic (one way).
It said dispatch riders must put on their crash helmets and should have the dispatch box fixed at the back of the motorcycle.
The bike, it said, must strictly be used for courier purposes and not for carrying of passengers.
It said power bikes are also not affected by the restrictions.
The warning by Odumosu was contained in a circular to that effect to all the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Police Officers across the State.
The CP also warned Police Officers on enforcement to strictly abide by the rules of engagement as contained in the extant laws.
He said the exercise must be free of harassment and extortion.
Odumosu said erring Police Officers will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
He also gave members of the public with genuine grievances and complaints against Police Officers to call any of the following numbers: 08063025274, 08063104759, 08113615350, 08113615350.