Lagos CBD arrests, prosecutes 882 drivers

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L-R: Permanent Secretary, Office of the Chief of Staff, Mr Semiu Kadri; Chairman House Committee on Special Duties, Intergovernmental Relations and Central Business District, Mr Rauf Age-Sulaiman; Special Adviser on Central Business District, Mrs Bola Lawal-Olumegbon and Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Strategy, Mr Olumide Sogunle during the Lagos State 2024 Ministerial Press Briefing by the Central Business District in Lagos on Monday

By Favour Ochije

The Lagos Central Business District (CBD), has arrested and prosecuted a total of 833 vehicle drivers and 49 tricycles drivers in one year for flouting traffic rules.

This was disclosed by the Special Adviser on Central Business Districts, Bola Lawal on Monday at a ministerial press briefing at the Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre Alausa, Ikeja.

“A total of 833 vehicle drivers and 49 tricycle drivers were arrested and prosecuted accordingly for various traffic offences ranging from illegal parking, illegal U-turn, obstruction, one-way and obstruction of traffic” she said.

Lawal revealed that two CBD operatives were disciplined for extortion from motorists by outright dismissal.

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