by Alli Mustapha
The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit popularly known as ‘Taskforce’ has refuted a report alleging that the Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the Agency to return all seized vehicles in their custody to their respective owners.
In a statement issued by the Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, the claim was refuted that the decision was a follow-up to a memo he sent to the governor seeking approval to auction all seized vehicles in order to create space for new ones.
He established that he was ignorant of the purported memo, neither did he receive any directive from the governor to release impounded vehicle.
He said: “Governor Sanwo-Olu is conscious of the provisions contained in the 2018 amended Traffic Law as it relates to the duties of the Taskforce and will never make pronouncements contrary to the provisions of the law”.
He added that it is irresponsible and mischievous for any individual to insinuate that the Governor would give such order.
Egbeyemi, therefore, implored the general public, particularly owners of such impounded vehicles, to ignore and disregard the fake news designed to confuse and mislead them into not complying with ‘Court Order’ on such vehicles in the custody of the Agency.