Operatives of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (TaskForce) on Tuesday impounded 115 motorcycles which include 22 branded business motorcycles called ‘Gokada and Maxokada’ for violating the nation road visitors legal guidelines. Chairman of the Taskforce, Mr. Olayinka Egbeyemi, a Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, who in my opinion led the enforcement operations on motorcyclists operating on restrained routes and using in opposition to site visitors round Ikeja, Ojota and Maryland ordered proprietors/operators of commercial ‘Gokada’ and ‘Maxokada’ to right now observe the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012. Egbeyemi confirmed that activities of newly branded business bike operators are illegal and without any legal documentation from the State authorities.
He reiterated that by the law no commercial bike operator is authorized to function on 475 limited routes consisting of highways and bridges throughout the State. “The authorities enjoined members of the general public to henceforth desists from patronizing business motorcyclists on all limited routes as passengers are as properly liable for prosecutions” “It turned into a watch-sore seeing operators of those newly branded business motorcycles (Gokada/Maxokada) competition for right of methods with motorists on highways and bridges throughout the State” The Chairman, however, said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Zubairu Muazu has directed that 10 arrested riders be right now charged to court for prosecution. One of the captured ‘Gokada’ rider, Mr. Ayeni Francis who claimed to be paying N3000 consistent with day to their authority said they had been now not aware of any documentation with the government. Another arrested rider, Mr. Adebayo Adeniran confirmed that he collected one of the newly branded commercial motorcycles, ‘Maxokada’ on better purchase from the control after he offered a guarantor.