By Ayodele Oluwafemi
The Special Committee on Clean-Up of Ikoyi and Victoria Island at the weekend impounded 29 vehicles that were allegedly indiscriminately parked in the areas.
The Lagos State Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources, Dr. Tunji Bello, in a statement, issued by the ministry’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr. Kunle Adeshina confirmed the development.
The areas of operation were Adetokunbo Ademola St., Olosa St., Oko Awo St. and Oyin Jolayemi St.
He said that all the vehicles that were parked at prohibited places, including walkways, setbacks and the frontage of EKO Hotels and Towers were towed away by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA).
In his words: “Some of the drivers and owners of the vehicles, who attempted to drive away some of the vehicles while being towed were arrested by officers of the task force but later released on bail.
“At the Ajose Adeogun Junction linking Adetokunbo Ademola, many street traders selling late night foods were dislodged and their wares confiscated by Kick Against Indiscipline (KAI) operatives, who were also part of the operation,’’ the commissioner said.
Bello disclosed that the enforcement team which was led by CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, also raided Ahmadu Bello Way and dismantled illegal structures and shanties.