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Police vows to arrest unregistered vehicles, motorcycles for commercial business in Lagos *No total closure of 3rd Mainland Bridge
By Staff Reporter
June 27, 2012 12:25:41pm GMT
Nigerian Police

WorldStage Newsonline-- The Lagos State Security Council on Tuesday held an emergency meeting under the chairmanship of Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) with the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umaru Manko announcing that henceforth any unregistered vehicle or unmarked motorcycle used for commercial operation in the State will be arrested and sanctioned.

Mr Manko who spoke in an interview with State House Correspondents at the Lagos House, Ikeja said the emergency meeting was centred on recent trends concerning robberies.

He said it was discovered by the Security Council that most of the people who are victims of the attacks have suffered attacks from men operating in unmarked motorcycles and unregistered vehicles.

The Police Commissioner added that the Council advices the people in their own interest to always check the identification to always check the identification of this vehicle they board, adding that where they have doubts, there is public transportation that they can use.

“We use this opportunity to warn those who ply our roads with these unregistered vehicles and unmarked motorcycles to go and register them because failure to do that the law will catch up with them. That is the position of the Government and that is what we are going to do”.

Speaking on the repairs that would commence on the Third Mainland Bridge on July 1st, Mr Manko reiterated that just as the State Governor had stated that the Third Mainland is not going to be closed.

“There may be diversions, diversions are completely different from closure and so issues of this nature are better understood. Now, if you look at the system itself, of course, the Federal Government has the responsibility of maintaining the Third Bridge, the management of traffic is for the State Government”.

“The State Government has put in place measures to ensure that traffic continues to flow even if there are going to be diversion. So, the issue of closure is not there. It is a diversion”, Mr Manko stressed.

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