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Lagos Assembly Condemns Release of 123 Northerners With Motorcycles by Police

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…calls CP to beef up security

By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos

Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday reacted to the arrest and release of 123 northerners who were stopped by the security agents from entry the State.

The Majority Leader, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, raised this under matter of urgent public importance.

In his submission, Sanai said nobody knows the intention of those who came in with motorcycles from their town, saying it is a threat to the security of the State.

Hon. Sanai Agunbiade

According to him, the  number of vehicles on our roads keep on increasing on a daily basis including the number of children in schools. We need to take a look on the northerners who sneak in the night.

The lawmakers who lamented the influx of Hausa youths with motorcycles into State with cow trucks called on the Commissioner of Police to ensure adequate security of lives and properties.

The House also called on National Assembly to review constitution in order to accommodate State Police and also reteiterate the need for special status for the State.

In his contribution, Hon. Tunde Braimoh, representing Kosofe 2, said Gov. Sanwo-Olu should enhance traffic law to caution the people who might want to act contrary to the law of the State.

Hon. Maucaley Mojisola

Hon. Maucaley Mojisola, representing Amuwo-Odofin constituency 1 suggested the need for governor Sanwo-Olu to raise the issue among other governors to caution their people on the need to adhere to laws of Lagos State.

In his view, Hon. Fatai Mojeed, representing Ibeju Lekki 1, said there is need to involve Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) to commence the inspection of motorcycles that are not registered.

Hon. Abiodun Tobun opined that the 123 northerners arrested and released should have been sent back with their motorcycles, saying their release was not good enough.

“They are here to constitute nuisance because they have no value to add to the development of the State”, he said.

The Speaker, Rt Hon. Mudashiru Obasa who supported his colleagues, added that the budget of the State is no longer enough to cater for the people.

Rt Hon. Mudashiru Obasa

“The law that permits movement of people also gives power to the State to direct its affairs. Those who come in must abide with the rules and regulations. The commissioner of police should not have handled over the 123 people to immigration for proper identification before their release.

“This is more reason why Lagos needs special status with state police to secure lives of the people”, he said.

The House said Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu should empower the neighborhood safety Corps to ensure security in the State.

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