The Lagos State Environmental and Enforcement and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has debunked a fake report that operatives of the squad allegedly killed a commercial bus driver and conductor, leading to unrest in the LASU/Iyana Iba area of the State.
The Chairman, Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye said the unrest by commercial drivers in LASU/Iyana Iba was based on false information and instigated by troublemakers, stressing that what actually happened was at variance with reasons for the protest.
According to him, a danfo driver attempted to evade arrest from the task force after committing a traffic offence at Iyana-Ipaja on Monday, but ran into a broken-down vehicle in the process.
“The impact with the stationary vehicle injured the technician, who was repairing the faulty vehicle. Our team assisted in ensuring that the technician was immediately taken to the hospital where his injury was treated before he was discharged the same day”, he added.
CSP Jejeloye emphasised that there was no truth in the fake news that the Lagos State Taskforce killed a driver and its conductor, noting that such incident never happened anywhere in the State but a figment of the imagination of mischief-makers.
He stated that he has been meeting with key stakeholders in the axis to ensure that commuters are not made to go through any harrowing experience as a result of the protest.
While urging his officers to remain focused and dedicated to their duties, CSP Jejeloye reminded them that their primary duties should be law enforcement and safety of lives and property of residents, imploring them to always be professional in the discharge of their duties.
He, however, decried the continuous flouting of traffic laws by motorists despite the public awareness campaign embarked upon by the State Government.