Lagos auctions 83 forfeited vehicles for traffic violations

Emmanuel Akosile | ConsumerConnect

For allegedly causing a huge number of accidents and untold losses to human lives and property over time, the Lagos State Government (LASG) has auctioned 83 forfeited vehicles for violating the state’s Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.

Kayode Oyekanmi, Director of Public Affairs in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, in a statement Monday said the move was sequel to the orders of the Special Offences Mobile Court set up by the state government.

Arinola Ogbara, Coordinator of Special Offences Mobile Court, was quoted to have stated that driving against traffic (one way) has caused a huge number of accidents and untold losses to property and human lives in Lagos State.

Ogbara stated: “There are a lot of processes and transparency to the public auction. More so, some of the people whose cars were seized have been told to pay a fine without their cars being forfeited based on the strength of evidence they presented at the Mobile Court.”

Shola Jejeloye, Chairman of the State Taskforce, remarked that the auction exercise was not meant to punish but to correct.

He disclosed “I do not see what we have come to do today as an auction but as a correction and deterrent for some Lagosians.

“The Lagos Commissioner of Police has instructed us to go out there as policemen and do our best to ensure the free flow of traffic.”

Mr. Ade Onanuga, a licensed Auctioneer with CR Limited Auction House, conducted auction exercise for the vehicles earlier impounded in different areas of the state.

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