Lagos State Govt Threatens to Prosecute Drivers Destroying Truck Barriers


Lagos State Government has issued a stern warning to drivers who destroy truck barriers installed across various locations in the state, stating its intention to prosecute offenders.

The announcement, conveyed through an official statement on the state government’s Facebook page on Saturday, emphasized the need for truck drivers to adhere to the height restriction barriers placed at Stadium, Ojuelegba, and Dorman Long Bridges.

Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, signed the statement, expressing concern over the recurring destruction of these barriers by some truck drivers shortly after installation.

“A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, said the barriers which were mounted to forestall incessant articulated vehicle accidents which have claimed lives and property in the state were often wantonly destroyed by some truck drivers with ignominy immediately after they are installed leaving the state with no other choice than prosecution.

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“He explained that this unruly behaviour of the truck drivers poses a severe threat to the safety of all road users and the general public hence it will no longer be tolerated.

“Any willful destruction of public property is a criminal offence and the Lagos State Government is committed to prosecuting offenders within the ambit of the law.

“The Commissioner, therefore, urged the general public to recognise the importance of these safety measures and report any suspicious activities to the Ministry of Transportation through 09038208154 or 09034810153 as their cooperation is in line with the safety and integrity of public infrastructure.”

Credit: Facebook | The Lagos State Government