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LAGOS: Motorists relieved as Police suspend Operation Velvet for 30-days



LAGOS: Motorists relieved as Police suspend Operation Velvet for 30-days

Motorists in Lagos have been given a one month grace by the Lagos State Police Command to regularise their papers following the suspension of Operation Velvet.

That much information was revealed by CSP Oti, the Police Public Relations Officer of the command saidin a statement on Tuesday.

He said Operation Velvet was suspended for one month based on the appeal of the Lagos State Government.

Oti said, “The authorities of the Lagos State Police Command have suspended the ongoing Operation Velvet for a period of one month with effect from Tuesday, October 30, 2018, to enable motor vehicle and motorcycle owners’ to have time to regularise their documents.

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“The operation, aimed at enforcing all relevant traffic laws to restore orderliness on our roads and highways, was put on hold for a period of one month based on the appeal of the executive Governor of the state, Akinwunmi Ambode, and the honourable members of the state House of Assembly.

“However, the command wishes to warn all road users that the grace period should not be interpreted as a period of lawlessness on the city roads. It is a time allowed to get the vehicle documents and necessary permits.

“It warns that the command will continue to enforce laws against driving on BRT lanes, parking at unauthorised places thereby causing gridlock and driving against traffic (one way).

Many motorists, had complained one the exercise, arguing that it was unnecessary, as it created traffic congestion in some parts of the state.

Many Commercial drivers had also stayed away from the roads as a result of the police operation, leaving many commuters stranded at bus stops.


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