Motorists, especially commercial transport workers, in Osun State, South-West of Nigeria are agonising over constant extortion by men of the Osun State Police Command, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and Vehicle Inspection Officers (VIO) across the State of Osun on daily basis.
Two suspected handset and handbag snatchers during traffic at Law School and 1004 Estate axis of Victoria Island, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria have allegedly confessed to the Police at the Ikoyi Division, that their mode of robbing motorists of their phones and handbags during traffic was either to raise the alarm of fuel leakage underneath their vehicles or tyre leakage to distract them.
The Lagos State Government on Tuesday urged motorists to comply with the provisions of the State Traffic Laws, warning that government will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on offenders.
The operatives of the Lagos State Task Force at the weekend arraigned 19 arrested motorists for driving against traffic along Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway before Chief Magistrate Amos Olajuwon of the Lagos State Mobile Court at Oshodi.
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Thursday warned stakeholders in the aviation sector and members of the public to henceforth desist from flouting the State Traffic Law with regard to plying one way on Airport Road, failure of which appropriate provisions of the law would apply.
The Lagos State Government has urged motorists in the State to embrace the online platform services, in addition to those provided at the State Motor Vehicle Administration Agency (MVAA) registration centres, to ensure fraud-free motor vehicle registration and documentation in Lagos.
In continuation of efforts to stem the tide of corruption among the state traffic officials, the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arrested eight of its officials for collecting bribe from motorists and other corrupt practices.