Lagos State Government has issued a directive for the arrest of some vehicle owners over violation of the state’s Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018. Speaking with media men last Sunday, Abdulhafiz Toriola, Permanent Secretary, Lagos State, Ministry of Transportation, said a directive has been issued for the arrest of motorists with defective vehicle registration number plates and those without registration number plates fixed on their vehicles. Toriola said that the wrongful use of number plates has become rampant in the state, as he disclosed that law enforcement agencies have been given an order to make arrests of anyone who fails to do the right thing.
Citing Section 16 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018, the PS said that a vehicle without a number can be used to commit crimes that may never be tracked. Toriola added that the purpose of using number plates is for proper identification and security as it is personalised for each vehicle. He warned that the law enforcement agencies have been mandated to apprehend defaulters, as he urged vehicle owners to comply with the State Government to strengthen the security architecture already put in place.