Police: Complete Story Of Yesterday’s Lekki-Epe Expressway Unrest And How We Quelled It
The Lagos State Taskforce in partnership with other security Agencies on Tuesday, March 15, 2022 quelled an unrest which came about as a result of an accident that occurred around the Second Lekki Toll Gate,Chevron Ajah, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.
Speaking on the incidents , the Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye said that the avoidable unrest occurred as a result of accident involving a truck and motorcycle at about 12 noon today leaving the rider of the Motorcycle dead while one passenger was injured. Eye witnesses at the scene of the incident claimed that the rider drove against traffic before being rammed into by the moving truck, leading to passers by and miscreants setting the truck ablaze, causing commotion and transfer of aggression by the miscreants and hoodlums to innocent citizens along that axis.
The swift intervention of the State Taskforce and other enforcement security agents brought the situation under control and restoring normalcy in the area.
CSP Shola Jejeloye urged motorists to be more patient and considerate while driving on the roads to avoid accidents and unrests as experienced today.‘a second’s patience could go a long way in saving a life. We should not be too quick or hasty to drag right of way when driving because the person you are struggling with could probably not be in the right frame of mind at that moment. Let us be considerate when driving’ he urged.
Consequently, the chairman warns all the unscrupulous elements in our society who are perpetuators and feeding fats on crises to refrain from such or face the full wrath of the law. Efforts are currently being made to evacuate the burnt vehicle off the road and ease traffic flow along that axis.
Meanwhile,the Agency had impounded not less than 32 motorcycles for violating the State traffic laws on restriction of Okada on the State highways in that axis while 21 people suspected to be in connection with the mayhem have been arrested for breach of public peace and they will be charged accordingly, ended Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, Director, Press & Public Affairs, Lagos State Taskforce.