New press reports have confirmed that the mobile court in Lagos State has ordered law enforcement agencies to confiscate 31 vehicles belonging to violators of One-Way traffic signs. This new order was given after the culprits reportedly pleaded “guilty” to the traffic violation charge during their trial. Reports claim that the 31 offenders were all charged for allegedly driving against the traffic on a designated “One-Way” lane and their punishments were quoted from the 2018 Lagos State Transport sector reform law.
A mobile court in Lagos has ordered that 31 vehicles belonging to “One-Way” traffic violators should be confiscated
Another part of the new press reports also states that the mobile court has also directed that 43 Lagos motorist should be arraigned for causing road obstruction and usage of BRT corridors. This set of offenders will be reportedly faced with paying huge fines to the Lagos state government purse based on the final judgement of the court.
On another note, the press reports claim that CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi – the Chairman of Special offences taskforce in Lagos state confirmed that when counting the total number of offenders that have so far appeared for court trials, only 74 out of 160 showed up. These 74 traffic offenders also include the 31 violators of “One-Way” traffic regulations that were recently prosecuted by the mobile court. CSP Egbeyemi took the opportunity to urge the remaining (86) offenders to appear before the mobile court as soon as possible else they will be fished out. He also mentioned that more complaints of motorists violating “One-Way” traffic laws in Lagos have escalated ever since the recent riots that followed the #EndSARS protests.
Just as the Lagos taskforce is busy clamping down on traffic violators to reduce gridlock, the state governor is also working towards reconstructing more roads to ease the stress of commuters across the state. Below is a video of Governor Sanwo-Olu recently inaugurating the rehabilitation of Lekki - Epe expressway.
Sanwo-Olu Flags Off Eti-OSA /Lekki/ Epe Road Construction