Lagos Taskforce quells unrest at Lekki-Epe expressway


The Lagos State Taskforce in partnership with other security Agencies have quelled an unrest which came about as a result of an accident that occurred around the Second Lekki Toll Gate, Chevron Ajah, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lagos.

Speaking on the incidents, the Chairman of the Lagos State Taskforce, CSP Shola Jejeloye said that the avoidable unrest occurred as a result of accident involving a truck and motorcycle at about 12 noon on Tuesday leaving the rider of the Motorcycle dead while one passenger was injured.

Eye witnesses at the scene of the incident claimed that the rider drove against traffic before being rammed into by the moving truck, leading to passersby and miscreants setting the truck ablaze.

This situation led to commotion and transfer of aggression by the miscreants and hoodlums to innocent citizens along the axis.

Jejeloye explained that the swift intervention of the State Taskforce and other enforcement security agents brought the situation under control, restoring normalcy in the area.

CSP Shola Jejeloye urged motorists to be more patient and considerate while driving on the roads to avoid accidents and unrests.

‘We should not be too quick or hasty to drag right of way when driving because the person you are struggling with could probably not be in the right frame of mind at that moment. Let us be considerate when driving.’

Consequently, the chairman warns all the unscrupulous elements in the society who are perpetrators and feeds fat on crisis to refrain from such or face the full wrath of the law.

Efforts are currently being made to evacuate the burnt vehicle off the road and ease traffic flow along the axis while 21 people suspected to be in connection with the mayhem have been arrested for breach of public peace and are expected to be charged to court accordingly.

Abisola Adebayo is a Reporter/Presenter/Social Media Manager for Tv360Nigeria. She is a first class graduate of the department of Mass Communication at Fountain University, Osogbo. Abisola is currently running her Masters Degree at the University of Lagos. The Social Media savvy young lady is ambitious and driven, likes trying new things and sets new goals for herself. Always looking for an opportunity to do better and achieve greatness.

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