Task force to auction impounded vehicles.

Written by on October 30, 2019

Arrangements have been concluded to auction vehicles of thirty-one traffic offenders already convicted by the court for driving against oncoming traffic as well as twenty-two automobiles that were abandoned for over six months after their arrest.

Chairman, Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit, Olayinka Egbeyemi, said owners of the impounded vehicles who abandoned their cars have contravened the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.

He also stated that public notice has been issued for owners of both the court forfeited and abandoned cars to identify their vehicles at the Agency’s car parks in Ikorodu & Bolade-Oshodi.

Egbeyemi clarified that the owners of the vehicles forfeited to the government pleaded guilty before Magistrate Omobola Salawu of the Lagos State Mobile Court at Oshodi after their arrest for driving against traffic.

He also affirmed that in addition to forfeiture of the vehicles, each traffic offender was sentenced to one hundred days Community Service at any public institution.

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