The Lagos State Government has warned traditional rulers and their relations against indiscriminate use of fake vehicle number plates.
This is contained in a statement issued by Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Environmental Task Force, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, and made available to newsmen on Sunday in Lagos.
The statement warned that anyone caught using fake number plates would be arrested and charged to court.
It read in part: “It observed that traditional chiefs and their relations use vehicles with different fake special number plates which contravene the Lagos State Road Traffic Laws of 2012.
“Investigations revealed that most of these council chiefs and their relations have special fake vehicles number plates being used to commit environmental and other crimes in the state.
“The government urged traditional rulers to check the excesses of their chiefs and relations within their domains by ensuring that all their vehicles with special traditional number plates are registered,’’ the statement added.
Meanwhile, the task force on environmental sanitation on Sunday arrested 85 people across the state.
The statement said that the 85 people, who included 68 males and 17 females, were arrested for loitering and not participating in the monthly exercise.
It said that 285 suspected miscreants were also arrested in different parts of the state, adding that 295 motorcycles were impounded in the last 30 days by the task force.