By Raji Rasak
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has arrested 368 trucks with unlatched containers in Lagos State in the past two weeks.
Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, Lagos State Sector Commander, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday during his visit to the Badagry Unit of FRSC.
Ogungbemide said that the command had set up three different enforcement interventions to curb the menace of unlatched container trucks on the road.
“Operation Scorpion was set up to check the menace of the unlatched container trucks that are falling in Lagos metropolis.
“In the first week, the Scorpion 11 arrested 218 trucks and impounded 208.
“Fifty of them were presented before the Magistrate in mobile court.
“Because we realised that the falling trucks were happening within the metropolis, we started with Scorpion 11, and this will end tomorrow.
“In the past two days, we arrested close to 150, making 368 altogether in two weeks.
“The signal is already sent that it is no longer business as usual,” he said.
The sector commander commended sister security agencies for working together with the Badagry Unit of the command to ensure sanity on the highways.
On ember months, Ogungbemide said that the command had put necessary measures in place since January to ensure safe roads till the end of the year.
“We have been laying the foundation for what the end of the year will look like.
“Our men have been very active, well deployed, our public enlightenment mechinery has also been well deployed.
“We have rescue teams all over Lagos highways, in case there is emergency or crash, so that casualty will not lead to fatality, because there is bound to be crash,” he said.