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Lagos Traffic Offenders Forfeit Cars, Bag 6 Months Jail Term


TrafficTHE Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Court, sitting at Ogba, yesterday ordered that four vehicles, one motorcycle and a tricycle be forfeited to the state government.

The vehicles, among others, impounded by the convoy of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode while driving against traffic at Ijora-Olopa on Wednesday, December 16, this year.

Magistrate Mobolaji Tanimola of Magistrate Court 16 convicted the offenders after they all pleaded guilty to one-count charge for contravening Section 7 (b) of the Lagos State Traffic Laws of 2012.

Mobolaji ordered the forfeiture of the vehicles and a payment of N50, 000 each as an option of fine to a six-month imprisonment for driving against on-coming traffic.

Both motorcyclists and a tricyclist were arrested along with those traffic offenders were made to forfeit their motorcycles and tricycle with the payment of N5, 000 and N30, 000 respectively as an option of fine to a one-month imprisonment each.

The Magistrate said the judgment would go a long way to serve as a deterrent to other motorists fond of contravening the laws of the state.

Those arrested and convicted include Mrs. Adejoke Elemoro; Mr. Ogunlana Olatunji; Mr. Ganiyu Ayokuleyin; Mr. Ogunade Segun; Mr. Akinlabi Ahmed; and Mr. Sunday Uzebor.

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