Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) have impounded 40 illegally parked trailers, trucks, and tankers under flyover bridges in Costain and Iganmu areas of the state.
The enforcement operations were carried out on Monday immediately after the expiration of a ‘7-day Removal Order’ served on the owners of the trucks, according to LASTMA General Manager, Bolaji Oreagba.
Oreagba disclosed that the level of voluntary compliance was encouraging as the majority had removed their heavy-duty vehicles before the commencement of the enforcement operations.
“We are very happy with the level of voluntary compliance by owner/drivers of these illegally parked trucks including other illegal workshops such as Iron benders, mechanics, food/ Fruits vendors,” he said according to a statement by LASTMA spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq.
He said the 40 impounded trailers were contravened around Ijora, Costain, Breweries, and Ajegunle Park by the Ijora Mobil Road area of Iganmu in Lagos.
The agency said that the owners and drivers of the impounded trailers would be charged to court accordingly.
The agency also noted that said the exercise would be continuous and be extended to other parts of the state in order to checkmate criminal activities across the state.