4,477 motorcycles have been seized from traffic violators in various parts of Lagos state, the Task Force revealed on Tuesday, October 22nd.
The Lagos State Task Force chairman, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi were seized from the beginning of June till date, revealing that some of the motorcycles were retrieved by their owners after receiving penalties while the rest were still within the premises of the Task Force’s office located in Oshodi, Lagos.
According to Egbeyemi, after six months, a court order would be sought and the unclaimed motorcycles destroyed by the Lagos State Government to serve as a deterrent to others.
“The Governor of Lagos came on board in May, and 4,477 motorcycles have been seized from traffic offenders. All those unclaimed motorcycles seen in our premises were seized from June to date (October).
“What we do is that we crush them, there is a company that helps the LASG to crush them, after which they are sold as scrap. The governor, however, no longer wants them sold as scrap, but he wants them to be crushed or destroyed totally. We have ordered crushing machines from abroad because the one in Epe is faulty. The new crushing machines will soon arrive and soon they will all be crushed,” Egbeyemi said.