By Abba Gwale
Shola Jejeloye, the Chairman of The Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Taskforce) has gotten a court order to auction off 88 vehicles of traffic violators forfeited to the state government.
In a statement signed by Taofiq Adebayo, head of the agency’s public affairs unit, on Monday, Jejeloye said that the auction would hold in line with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, January 20, at the agency’s car park behind Shoprite in Alausa, Ikeja.
“The 88 vehicles were impounded by the enforcement team of the agency for driving against traffic at different parts of the state,” he said.
They were all arraigned and the court ordered that they be forfeited, in line with Part (3) Item (27) of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Law of 2018.
“I urge motorists, both private and commercial bus drivers to desist from driving against traffic.”
Jejeloye said Hakeem Odumosu, the Lagos state commissioner of police, has given the agency the mandate to continue prosecuting traffic offenders until sanity is restored on the roads.