The Governor’s convoy, which was driving from Lagos Island en-route Carter Bridge to Ikeja, also accosted some other motorists while committing the traffic offence on Apogbon Bridge.
Among the vehicles arrested include a black Toyota Camry with registration number KRD 666 DK; metallic coloured Lexus SUV with registration number LSR 995 BT; black Toyota Corolla with registration number AKD 911 DC; and yellow Mitsubishi taxi with registration number YE 819 KJA.
A white Toyota Hilux belonging to the Lagos State Water Corporation was also arrested.
Sunday Izebor, a commercial motorcyclist from Edo State, said he was arrested while passing one way, and explained that it was not in his character to do so, but was forced to commit the traffic offense due to heavy traffic.
He said: Ï wanted to park refuse in Ijora when I was arrested. The Lawma road was blocked so I had to pass one way and that was what made me to be caught otherwise I would not have been arrested.”
On her part, a lady who identified herself as Adejoke Elemoro said she passed through one way because she was in a hurry to catch up with a meeting scheduled for 7am in her office with a customer.
Also, an interstate commercial bus driver, Ganiru Ayakunle said he committed the traffic offence because of his passengers who were rushing to catch up with urgent appointments.
Akinlabi, who hails from Oyo State, said Wednesday was the first time he would be committing such traffic offence.
The offenders have since been handed over to the Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences for prosecution.
Source: PM News