Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

LASTMA apprehends 10 military vehicles for breaking BRT rule

By News Express on 13/10/2015

Gmail icon

Views: 2,139

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) says it arrested and cautioned the drivers of 10 vehicles belonging to the military on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor on Monday.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bashir Braimah, made the disclosure to newsmen during the authority’s ‘Operation Stand Strong’ to bring sanity on the state roads.

Braimah said that the programme was aimed at removing lawless road users and promoting economic activities.

“Those that have no business to obey our traffic laws should not be on our roads. We don’t want lawlessness on our roads.

“Whoever has no good intention should rather park his vehicle at home and allow those who have businesses in Lagos to continue with their businesses without any hindrance.

“Our focus this morning is to enforce law on BRT corridor and we have made a large number of arrest. People you expect to obey the law are the ones disobeying the law.

“We have let them know that nobody is above the law,” Braimah said while emphasising that if caught again they would be prosecuted.

“There is law in Lagos, there is a government in Lagos and we shall maintain sanity. For today, the most erring people on BRT lane are the military officers.

“Over 10 vehicles of the military were found on the BRT corridor and we are going to write the army authorities.”

According to him, LASTMA impounded the vehicles of recalcitrant drivers and ticketed those that are civil.

He said: “If Lagosians are saying they cannot be civil with us, we are going to show them the other side of the coin.

“We are going to sustain this. It is a continuous process until there is sanity on our roads.

“Violators who thought they escaped will be tracked and arrested because we have photographs bearing their vehicle numbers.”

Braimah said that the exercise was going on in all the 40 zones in the state to bring sanity to the road.

He added that “there will be no escape route for anybody, this is zero tolerance for lawlessness on Lagos roads, we are out now and we will not relent in this effort.

“If drivers disobey traffic laws, they should know that they will be caught, if they are caught they will be embarrassed, they will be tried and then face the penalty.”

The LASTMA boss, however, noted that road users who were compliant and road-friendly had nothing to fear, noting that the authority had started bringing human face to enforcement.

On the rumour that Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State had directed LASTMA not to impound vehicles, he said that “the governor never said so.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that many commercial vehicles were impounded and towed away for picking and dropping passengers at illegal bus stops and for lack of valid documents at Yaba and Oyingbo. (NAN)

•Photo shows LASTMA officers.

Source News Express

Posted 13/10/2015 04:46:28 AM





You may also like...
How cloud technology can transform IT in Africa,...

Badagry to witness massive transformation in 2017 —...

Obiano receives certificate of return, hails Buhari, security...

Updated: Ihedioha’s ally declared wanted in America, goes...

Zuma grumbles over quit order

IBB University hikes fees for non-indigenes

Corruption: Senate, Presidency on collision course over Magu,...

Redeemed Pastor opens up, speaks of agony: ‘How...

Umahi not in trouble over Diezani poll cash:...

Why I want to buy Arsenal —Dangote

Electoral Act: PDP contracted Russian agents to hack...

Wike, APC trade blames over Rivers rerun election...


Latest News 3 suspected kidnappers shot dead Border closure: Compromise and go to jail, Customs CG warns officers Kaduna Govt rubbishes audio of alleged killings along Kaduna-Abuja highway Bandits kill 6 people in Kaduna •See names of victims Agency DG, Accountant in EFCC net for alleged diversion of salaries Kogi poll: PDP accuses Gov. Bello of purchasing PVCs FEC approves N166bn for repair, construction of 14 Federal roads Lagos passport office extends work days Ex-health minister arrested over Ebola funds We’ll make UNILAG Africa’s top four by 2022 — VC COZA: Why Nigeria Police should stop harassing Pastor Fatoyinbo — Rights group EFCC storms hideout, arrests 11 suspected Internet fraudsters


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (539,814 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (442,651 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (388,869 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,392 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,322 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,479 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,473 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,093 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,229 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,227 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,643 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,280 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,443) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,108) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (661) Features (806) Global Business Monitor (441) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,944) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (410) News (51,291) Opinion (1,355) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,438) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,166) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera