23rd September, 2010
The Lagos State Task Force on Environment and Special Offences has begun to releaseÂ impounded motorcycles seized from riders that flaunted the laws and order of the stateÂ government.
Their release, it was learnt, was in response to the request made by Mr. Tunji Pekins,Â Chairman, Motorcycle Operators Association of Lagos State (MOALS), who had appealed toÂ the state government to intervene for the release of its membersâ€™ motorcycles seized byÂ men of the Task Force.
The chairman had made the appeal during a forum between the state government andÂ commercial motorcyclists in the state, held recently in Ikeja.
During the forum, Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, had promised to look into theÂ associationâ€™s request and that motorcycles that have not been confiscated by the courtÂ would be released.
Lagos Bulletin also learnt that in fulfilment of the promise, the governor has orderedÂ the immediate release of all motorcycles in the custody of the Task Force, whose casesÂ have not been decided by the court.
Mr. Bayo Sulaimon, Chairman of the unit, confirmed the state governmentâ€™s directive andÂ stated that the unit has started to release motorcycles that have not been confiscated byÂ the court.
He called on owners of seized motorcycles whose cases are yet to be decided by the courtÂ to come to the Alausa headquarters of the unit with genuine proof of ownership for theÂ release of their motorcycles.