The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences said it would prosecute the riders whose motorcycles including 22 ‘Gokada’ and ‘Maxokada’ were impounded for violating the state road traffic laws.
The Chairman of the task force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, made this known, saying the motorcyclists were operating on restricted routes and driving against traffic around Ikeja, Ojota and Maryland.
He urged the public not to patronise the branded motorcycles plying restricted routes adding that it has dire consequences.
His word, “The government enjoined members of the public to henceforth desist from patronising commercial motorcyclists on all restricted routes as the passengers are also liable to prosecution.
“It was an eyesore seeing the operators of these newly-branded commercial motorcycles, ‘Gokada’ and ‘Maxokada’, in competition for the right of way with motorists on highways and bridges across the state”