The Lagos State Task Force yesterday arrested a bullion van driver, Bamidele Ezekiel, for allegedly driving against traffic.
The driver was arrested around Cappa area of Oshodi for taking one way.
Chairman, Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said that the driver of the bullion van was apprehended by the enforcement team of the agency between Brown Street and Cappa area of Oshodi.
Egbeyemi said the driver, Ezekiel of the bullion van with registration number, HK 218 EKY, belonging to a new generation bank, during interrogation, admitted driving against traffic (one-way).
He said :
” Honestly speaking, I don’t know why some enlightened and educated people within our society will just flagrantly disobey laws made to regulate the free flow of traffic on our roads without any regards to the law.
“It is imperative to urgently re-orientate bullion van drivers on the need to abide by all traffic regulations and stop the habit of driving against traffic across the State. This arrest is a warning to other bullion van drivers that they have no license to drive against traffic “.
He said that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police CP Zubairu Muazu has directed that the bullion van driver should be charged to the court “.
The driver, Ezekiel, 46, said he committed the offence with Mr. Babalola, Manager of the bank as they in a hurry to deliver money to his destination on time and that he never knew that he would be
Meanwhile, Ezekiel has been charged before Magistrate Lateef Owolabi for the offence of driving in a direction prohibited by law (one-way) punishable under Part (III) item 27 of the Transport Sector Law of Lagos State 2018.
The defendant Ezekiel admitted that he was guilty when the charge was read to him.
The case was adjourned to July 30 for the commencement of trial by the Magistrate.