The Lagos State Police Command says it will henceforth impound unregistered vehicles, vehicles with covered numbers plates, and fake number plates.
It added that it has outlawed unauthorised use of siren in the state.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi the operatives of the Response Squad, a unit of the Lagos State Police Command, on Friday 8th January, 2021, impounded three vehicles for covering their number plates and 43 motorcycles for plying prohibited routes in Alausa Business District, Ikeja.
He said the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, had warned vehicle owners against these acts of illegality towards the end of year 2020 as a result of the intelligence gathered on the planned usage of these categories of vehicles and motorcycles to commit crimes in the state and beyond.
He added that in compliance with the order, police operatives in the state have been apprehending violators with many of them prosecuted and fined accordingly.
Odumosu, while reaffirming his zero tolerance for traffic offences and the like, ordered the Commander RRS, CSP Yinka Egbeyemi to intensify efforts in impounding any vehicles/bikes found wanting in this regard.
Odumosu, however, expressed shock at the volume of vehicles violating the order in the state and motorcycles plying Alausa Business District, which are prohibited routes for bikes.
He added that fhe Commissioner of Police has ordered that the three vehicles and 43 motorcycles impounded be transfered to Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Offences without delay for prosecution.
In another development, the zeal of the command to curtail traffic robbery in Lagos State paid off as the RRS men on decoy operation along Ogudu/Alapere Expressway on Saturday 9th January, 2021, arrested two suspected traffic robbers.
The suspects are Dada Owolabi (52) and Kolawole Olawoye (25).
Adejobi said the suspects were arrested at diffrent points at about 10pm.
He added that the suspects are assisting the police to apprehend other fleeing members of their gang.