The Lagos State Police Command has crushed motorcycles impounded for contravening traffic laws in the state.
The crushing of the motorcycles impounded at different times and locations in the state for contravening various traffic laws was carried out at the Alausa Secretariat, Ikeja on Saturday.
Speaking at the site where 482 of the impounded motorbikes were crushed, the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed that the crushing exercise has been on since the enforcement started but the exercise carried out publicly today was to convince members of the public that the impounded motorcycles are actually being crushed contrary to insinuations by mischief makers that the motorbikes are being sold and recycled.
In a statement by the state public relations officer, Mr Adekunle Ajisebutu said; “the Commissioner of Police, therefore, wishes to further warn erring motorcycle operators plying restricted areas and those violating other traffic laws or using motorcycles for criminal activities in the state to have a change of mind or face the legal consequences.”
The police boss assures that the crushing exercise will be a continuous one to discourage people from trampling upon the law, and reiterate determination of the Police Command to enforce the law.