The 108 vehicles that were either forfeited by court order or abandoned by their owners are set to be auctioned by the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit.
The Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement in Sunday, adding that the vehicles to be auctioned to interested members of the public include the 86 forfeited through a court order and 22 impounded by the agency enforcement team for driving against the traffic.
The auction will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday at the agency’s car park in Ikorodu.
Egbeyemi said: “It was after the expiration of the 30-day public notice issued by the agency in line with the dictates of the law to all owners of the 22 abandoned vehicles to claim them that the government obtained the court order to auction them to interested members of the public.
“Let me commend the present administration for the massive road rehabilitation going on simultaneously across the state and to state clearly that motorists, both private and commercial, should desist from driving against the traffic or causing obstruction to other roads users.”
According to him, the agency will continue to prosecute traffic offenders until sanity was restored on the roads and law-abiding citizens allowed to commute without being impeded by unlawful individuals.
He also disclosed that the agency had cleared all the illegal trucks and abandoned vehicles causing gridlock at the Guinness area of Ikeja and Ogba in line with the directive of the state Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu.