Road Network News #Update
The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force has charged one Mr. Oke Onyeche, a bullion van driver to court for allegedly driving against traffic otherwise known as one-way in the state.
The driver, Mr. Oke Onyeche was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Amos Olajuwon of the Lagos State Mobile Court, Oshodi. He was said to have driven against traffic on Ogunnusi Road, Omole bus-stop, Ojodu, Lagos where he was caught.
SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, chairman of the State Task Force who confirmed the arrest and prosecution said he was surprised that with the level of enlightenment campaign by the government, motorists including private car owners still drive against traffic without fear of imminent collision with oncoming vehicles.
He confirmed that majority of motorists apprehended for this type of offences were educated and private car owners who ordinarily would obey the law without strict enforcement.
He also confirmed that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi, had directed that the arrested bullion van driver be charged to court for prosecution, emphasizing that nobody was above the law.
“The Commissioner of Police also directed the agency to be on the lookout for all unauthorised private vehicles using siren, revolving light, and those covering their license plates,” adding that these acts were purely illegal.
Onyeche, the bullion van driver, who pleaded guilty to the offences charged at him, expressed sadness, saying that he drove against traffic out of the desire to get to his destination on time and that he never knew that he would be caught.
“I want the government to please tamper justice with mercy.”