Hamzat orders arrest of 4 drivers for violating traffic laws

Obafemi Hamzat

Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Obafemi Hamzat, has ordered the arrest of four drivers who violated traffic laws on Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

Mr Hamzat was on his way to the flag-off ceremony for the continuation of the reconstruction of Lagos-Badagry Expressway when he caught the drivers on Tuesday.

The deputy governor ordered that their vehicles should be impounded and the offenders prosecuted.

“It is important to note that on our way, we saw a lot of vehicles facing one way. In the process, we stopped some of them and their excuse was that `there is no road’.

“Unfortunately, on that same road, we saw a young man that was hit by an ‘Okada’ rider who was riding against the traffic. That young man can be somebody’s brother, son or cousin.

“So, we cannot say because the road is in a bad shape, we will now break the law,” Hamzat said.