The Lagos State Security Council on Wednesday met, with the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Umaru Manko issued warning that from Friday, security officers have been mandated to start enforcing the law that makes pushing trucks/carts or wheel barrows on expressways an offence.
With the directive, anyone found flouting the law would be arrested and prosecuted.
The police boss, who was speaking with State House correspondents at the Lagos House, Ikeja, explained that under the Lagos Traffic laws, it constitutes an offence for people to push trucks or carts on the public highways and bridges, adding that such people should keep off the roads with carts and wheel barrows.
Mr. Manko also used the occasion to clear the air on the controversy surrounding the recent alleged deportation of some people from the state.
According to him, “There was no deportation per see. What happened was rehabilitation and resettlement of people from other sides of the country who came to Lagos and turned into destitute. They were revived and reformed and indicated their interest of going back home so they were taken back to their homes to be resettled. That was what happened and there was no deportation at all.”