The Lagos Mobile Court has given an order for thirty one vehicles to remain forfeited to the state government for flouting the traffic laws
The Chairman of the Lagos State Environment and Special Offences, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, issued the order after the drivers pleaded guilty.
Olayinka Egbeyemi, Chairman of the Lagos State Environment and Special Offences (CSP) had issued the order, further reiterating the 31 defendants who had pleaded guilty
“These 31 drivers were charged with driving in the direction prohibited by Law punishable under Part (III) item 27 of the ‘Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Law of 2018.
“However, 43 other drivers arraigned for plying the BRT corridors and causing road obstructions have been ordered to pay fines to the government in accordance with the law and severity of their offense,” the law officer said.
Egbeyemi confirmed that out of 160 arraigned traffic offenders including those apprehended for driving against traffic, only 74 had so far appeared before the court.
Egbeyemi further confirmed the number of offenders who had appeared in court to be lesser than those who had been arraigned for traffic Offence, 160 had been arraigned but only 74 had appeared in court
While urging remaining 86 others who are yet to appear before the court to do so, Egbeyemi said the agency acted in response to series of complaints from the public.
The remaining 86 offenders are being urged by Egbeyemi to appear in court as was ordered, he further added that they’d acted in respect to the series of complaints they had gotten from the public
In his words- “The complaints, particularly from motorists were that activities of one-way drivers were causing serious traffic gridlock on daily basis since the #EndSARS protest across the State.
“It is painful that with a high level of enlightenment campaigns and several warnings by the government, motorists including private car owners are still driving against traffic.
“The penalty for such offense is outright forfeiture of the said vehicle to the government,”