By Christopher Oji
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has impounded 40 trucks under flyover bridges at the Costain-Iganmu area of Lagos.
The agency said the vehicles were illegally parked under the bridges. General Manager, LASTMA, Mr Bolaji Oreagba, disclosed that the enforcement operations, which was led by the Director of Operations (Headquarters), Mr. Peter Gbedemeje, was carried out immediately after the expiration of a ‘seven-day removal order” served them.
Mr Oreagba said the level of voluntary compliance was encouraging as majority had removed their heavy duty vehicles before the commencement of the enforcement operations.
“We are very happy with the level of voluntary compliance by owner/drivers of some illegally parked trucks, including other illegal workshops such as iron benders, mechanics, food/fruits vendors.”
Director, Public Affairs Unit, LASTMA, Mr. Adebayo Toafiq, said “the 40 impounded trucks were contravened around Ijora, Costain, Breweries and Ajegunle Park by the Ijora Mobil Road area of Iganmu, Lagos.”