Task Force to remove number plates of offenders

The Lagos state Task Force has adopted a new technique for traffic violators. Find out what it is.

Traffic Violation

This enforcement method involves removing the number plates of offending vehicles.

This new style is used for illegal parking of vehicles, or obstruction of traffic, and captured on video.

So far, this technique has received some criticism from Lagosians, who feel wronged by the agency.

However, the state government has defended the force in a statement, jointly issued by the State’s Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Adeniji Kazeem and the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.

“The technique that has been adopted by the Task Force is in line with International Best Practices which prefers issuance of tickets to erring offenders over clamp downs or towing of vehicles that do not only cost both the government and erring drivers money but also clogs public spaces where such vehicles would have been kept,” the statement said.

The force received additional backup from the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, who defended the new enforcement method, in a series of tweets.

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