Lagos government takes action against 31 traffic offenders

Lagos government takes action against 31 traffic offenders

- Thirty-one traffic offenders have forfeited their vehicles to the Lagos government

- The Lagos mobile court gave the order after the drivers pleaded guilty to driving against traffic

- About 43 other drivers were also arraigned for plying the BRT corridors and ordered to pay fines

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About 31 vehicles have been forfeited to the Lagos government following an order by the mobile court for contravening the traffic laws in the state.

In a report by The Guardian, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, the chairman of the Lagos State Environment and Special Offences, issued the order after the drivers pleaded guilty to one-way traffic offence.

According to Egbeyemi, the defendants were charged with driving in the direction prohibited by law and punishable under Part (III) item 27 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Law of 2018.

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31 traffic offenders forfeiture vehicles to Lagos state government

31 drivers who contravened traffic laws lose their vehicles to the Lagos state government. Photo credit: Nigerian Tribune
Source: UGC

He went on to note that 43 other drivers who were arraigned for plying the BRT corridors and causing road obstructions have been ordered to pay fines to the Lagos state government.

Egbeyemi also said only 74 out of 160 arraigned traffic offenders had so far appeared before the court.

Meanwhile, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) disclosed that traffic light violations by motorists will attract a fine of N50,000.

Going further, he lamented that the offense was taking a worrisome dimension. Oyeyemi disclosed this while speaking at a stakeholders forum organised by the FRSC.

According to him, he had proposed to the Joint Tax Board that the traffic light violation fine should be increased from N4,000 to N50,000 to deter erring motorists.

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Earlier, reported that a man with the name Ibukun Mike captured the moment he and four others paid N50,000 each to a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official in Lagos state.

According to him, the event happened on Friday, May 15. He said the unnamed official asked them to pay the sum to his assistants before he left them.

Ibukun said that though they were guilty of passing through a blocked path, the man never issued them receipts for the payment they made.

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