At least 54 vehicles recovered from traffic offenders in Lagos State have been placed on auction.
The Chairman of the Agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists by its spokesperson, Mr. Taofiq Adebayo.
He said the arrangements had been concluded on the auction of vehicles that were seized from traffic offenders who were convicted by the court for violating traffic laws.
Egbeyemi said the vehicles include 22 automobiles that were abandoned for over six months after their owners’ arrest.
He also added that owners of the impounded vehicles who abandoned their cars had contravened the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.
According to him, public notice had been issues for owners of vehicles that were forfeited on the court’s orders and those that were abandoned to identify their vehicles at the Agency’s car parks in Ikorodu and Bolade-Oshodi.
“At the expiration of the one month verification exercise, the agency shall apply to court for an order of ‘public auction’ where members of the public would have opportunity to buy any of these vehicles,” he added.
Egbeyemi also clarified that owners of the vehicles forfeited to the government had pleaded guilty before Magistrate Omobola Salawu of the Lagos State Mobile Court at Oshodi after their arrest for driving against traffic.
“In addition to forfeiture of the vehicles, each of the traffic offenders was sentenced to 100 days ‘Community Service’ at any public institution,” the task force chairman concluded.
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