Ikoyi/VI clean Up: 29 vehicles impounded as major night operation holds

The enforcement campaign of the Special Committee on Clean Up of Ikoyi and Victoria Island in Lagos on Saturday embarked on a late night operation and impounded 29 indiscriminately parked vehicles.
The operation, which lasted till the wee hours of Sunday, affected the stretch of Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Olosa Street, Oko Awo and Oyin Jolayemi Streets.
All the vehicles, including those that were parked at prohibited places, walkways and setbacks and the frontage of EKO Hotels and Towers were towed away by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
Some of the drivers and owners of the vehicles who attempted drive away some of the vehicles while being towed were arrested by officers of the Task Force but later released on bail.
At the Ajose Adeogun junction linking Adetokunbo Ademola, many street traders selling late night food were dislodged and their wares confiscated by KAI operatives who were also part of the operation.
The enforcement team, which was led by CSP Yinka Egbeyemi, also raided the Ahmadu Bello Way dismantling all illegal structures and shanties, which harboured miscreants and ensured that the wreckage were carted away by LAWMA trucks as the operation progressed.
The enforcement team also drove through Awolowo Way in Ikoyi where some level of compliance was observed in terms of parking by patrons of clubs and karaoke centres because the road was free from obstructive parkings.
According to Egbeyemi, the enforcement campaign in Victoria Island/Ikoyi is a relentless one which will continue until all observed environmental nuisances are removed.