Lagos State Assembly condemns release of 123 Northerners
The Lagos State Assembly has condemned the release of the 123 Northerners who were arrested entering the state with their motorcycles packed in a lorry.
At plenary yesterday, the issue was raised by Sanai Agunbiade, representing Ikorodu Constituency 1, who stated that the motive of the men ought to be investigate because they post a threat the security of the state.
He also called the attention of the Commissioner of Police towards providing adequate security measures in the state.
In addition, Abiodun Tobu advised that the 123 Northerners ought to be sent back with their motorcycles.
“They are here to constitute nuisance because they have no value to add to the development of the state,” he said.
Tunde Braimoh, representing Kosofe 2, advised for a stricter traffic law which he believes would prevent reoccurrence.
But Macaulay Mojisola, representing Amuwo 1, advised the governor of the state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, to ensure state laws are obeyed by the men.
Speaker of the house, Mudashiru Obasa, stated that the state budget can’t be enough to cater for the influx of people.
“The law that permits movement of people also gives power to the state to direct its affairs. Those who come in must abide by the rules and regulations.”
The commissioner of police should have handed over the 123 people to immigration for proper identification before their release. This is why Lagos needs special status with state police to secure lives of the people,” he said.