Traffic Violation: Lagos To Auction 44 Seized Vehicles

Traffic Violation: Lagos To Auction 44 Seized Vehicles

November 23, 2020 0 By tmaq

Traffic Violation: Lagos To Auction 44 Seized Vehicles

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Traffic Violation: Lagos To Auction 44 Seized Vehicles

Lagos State Task Force on the Environment and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit has announced the sale of 44 vehicles seized from traffic offenders.

Gboyega Akosile, Chief Press Secretary to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, made this known in a public notice posted on Twitter.

The vehicles, mostly private cars, were then forfeited to the government by the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile) Court for driving against traffic (one-way) in the state.

The agency noted that the offence was a contravention of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.

The law, signed by former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, forbids driving in a direction prohibited by the law, or generally neglecting traffic directions.

In addition to forfeiture of vehicle, first time offenders can also be sentenced to one year in prison, while second time offenders face a sentence of three years in prison, in addition to a capturing of data and biometrics.

The notice titled, ‘List Of Court-Forfeited (One-Way) Vehicles To Be Auctioned’ listed 44 vehicles of different brands and registration numbers.

The 44 vehicles would be auctioned at the task force’s car park in Alausa, Ikeja.

The notice partly reads;

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Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Task Force) wishes to inform interested members of the public, especially owners whose vehicles have been forfeited to the Lagos State Government that all necessary arrangement has been concluded with a ‘Court Order’ in accordance with the law for a ‘Public Auction’ of the vehicles which would hold at the Agency’s car park behind Shoprite, Alausa, Ikeja, on Monday 23rd of November 2020.

Lagos State Government recently reiterated its zero tolerance for the violation of the law, noting that it would continue to prosecute traffic offenders until sanity was restored on the roads and law-abiding citizens were allowed to commute without being impeded by some lawless individuals.