The Special Committee on Clean-Up of Ikoyi and Victoria Island has disclosed that it had impounded 38 vehicles in the Obalende, Lagos Island area of Lagos State.
The team, which was led by the Director of Operations, Mr Ayo Williams, reportedly raided several black spots during the weekend operation.
Williams, in a statement on Sunday, said the team dislodged illegal motor parks, vehicle operators and traders, who converted the green areas and the Obalende under bridge, to bus parks.
He said, “The operation, which involved all the enforcement teams, visited Odoo Street, Ojo Street, Obalende Road, Passport Road and Keffi, where illegal structures were dismantled and the items on sale confiscated.
“At the Obalende Roundabout, near the Police Force Headquarters Annex, an illegal market near the canal was sealed up with all the items seized.
“The enforcement lasted for several hours and all illegal structures that harboured miscreants and shanties were dismantled, while the team ensured that the wreckage was taken away by LAWMA trucks as the operation progressed.”
He added that some commercial vehicles were impounded at a beautification space that was converted to a motor park and many street traders were dislodged and their wares confiscated.
According to Williams, a car that drove against the traffic at the frontage of the Ikoyi Cemetery along Obalende Road was impounded and the driver arrested.
He said all the suspects were charged with various environmental offences and prosecuted before the Lagos State Special Offences Mobile Court, which sat in Sura, Lagos Island.

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