Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has ordered the immediate end of Vehicle Inspection Officers activities on Lagos roads.
It was gathered that Governor Akinwunmi Ambode handed down the directive as a result of public complaints.
Sources in the Ambode-led administration also said the removal of the officers from the state’s roads was to reposition the outfit.
“The story on a painter, whose car got burnt in VIO’s custody, caused a discreet investigation into the activities of the outfit and I can tell you that the report was not palatable.
“Apart from this, complaints about the overzealousness of some VIO men have reached a high level.”
The governor, who said he would not tolerate any highhandedness in his administration, ordered them out of Lagos roads until further notice,” one of the sources said.
A VIO officer, however, said the governor told them to leave the roads and go on ‘compulsory retraining on the use of modern technology in order to be humane in dealing with the public,’ adding that the VIOs would be back on the road soon.