Police Give One-month’s Grace to Commence ‘Operation Velvet’


Rebecca Ejifoma

The Lagos State Police Command has suspended the ongoing operation velvet for a period of one month with effect from October 30 to enable vehicles and motorcycles’ owners time to regularise their documents.

The operation, which aimed at enforcing all relevant traffic laws to restore orderliness on the roads was put on hold for a period of one month based on the appeal of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, and members of the state House of Assembly.

“However, the police command wishes to warn all road users that the grace period should not be interpreted as a period of lawlessness on the roads. It is a time allowed to get the vehicle documents and necessary permits together,” the state police spokesman, CSP Chike Oti, said.

According to him, the Command further warned that it would continue to enforce laws against driving on BRT lanes, parking at unauthorised places thereby causing gridlock, and driving against traffic.