The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) personnel seized 40 illegally parked trailers, trucks, and tankers today at Costain and in the Iganmu neighborhood of Lagos.
The enforcement operation, which was directed by the Director of Operations (Headquarters), Mr. Peter Gbedemeje, was carried out right away following the expiration of a “7-day Removal Order” served on LASTMA, according to the general manager of the organization, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba.
Mr. Oreagba added that the voluntary compliance rate was encouraging because the majority of people had already removed their heavy-duty vehicles before the enforcement operations began.
“We are very happy with the level of voluntary compliance by owners and drivers of these illegally parked trucks, including other illegal workshops such as iron benders, mechanics, and food and fruit vendors.”
These 40 impounded trailers were contravened around Ijora, Costain, Breweries, and Ajegunle Park in the Ijora Mobil Road area of Iganmu, Lagos.
The Head of Operations, Mr. Peter Gbedemeje, stated that the cleanup exercise would be continuous and be extended to other parts of the state in order to checkmate criminal activities across the state.
He however confirmed that owners/drivers of these impounded 40 trailers would be charged to court accordingly.