Four cab drivers with yellow vehicles have been arrested in Lagos for allegedly working illegally within the Agege space of the state.
The accused individuals are – Alfa Abubakar Sakariyaw, Salaudeen Hassan, Emmanuel Adetunji and Aliu Akangbe.
It was gathered that they painted their cabs yellow and black, the unique cab operation colours in Lagos state however weren’t members of the Lagos State Taxi Drivers and Cab Operators Association.
As acknowledged by PUNCH Metro, the suspected legislation breakers had been working beneath the National Union of Road Transport Workers.
One of the suspects Sakariyaw who claimed he was the Agege department chairman of LSTDCOA from 2004 to 2012, stated it was as a result of frequent raiding by the duty drive males in Agege that he determined to drag out from the affiliation.
Hassan, one other suspect stated there was a time that they had issued with the federal government process drive however the LSTDCOA didn’t intervene.
“We joined NURTW (Taxi Sector) and a letter was written to notify LSTDCOA that we were no longer members of the association,” Hasan added.
The LSTDCOA spokesman, nevertheless, maintained that it was mistaken for the accused to color their taxi yellow.
He also stated that solely LSTDCOA member had been allowed to do the job.
The 4 males had been on Thursday arraigned on the Ogba Magistrates Court on one rely of conduct.
Police Prosecutor, Raphael Donny stated their offence contravened sections 411, 380(1) and 168(d) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.
The defendants, nevertheless, pleaded not responsible to the cost and the Magistrate A.O Adedayo, granted them bail within the sum of N100,000 with one surety every.
Adedayo then adjourned the case until, June 26, 2018.