37 Traffic Offenders Forfeit Vehicles, Motorcycles To Lagos Govt

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Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
At least, 37 traffic offenders convicted of various  traffic  offences  in Lagos on Tuesday, have forfeited their vehicles and motorbikes to the State Government.
They  were also sentenced to 25 and 100 hours of community service for violating the Traffic Law of Lagos State.
The order was pronounced by the Lagos  Mobile Court sitting at the TaskForce Office in Oshodi, by the presiding Magistrate, Omobola Salawu when they were arraigned by the Taskforce.
Saying the judgement is meant to serve as deterrent to others, the Magistrate advised road users to be patient until government fixed the roads.
Leading the prosecution of the offenders the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the state, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, had earlier urged the court to convict the defendants as stated by law.
All the defendants pleaded guilty to the one count charge brought against them by the state.
While they pleaded for lenient sentence, the defence counsel from the Office of Public Defender, OPD, Emekobu Collins appealed to the court to temper justice with mercy considering the fact that the defendants were first time offenders and that they had shown remorse.
The charges against them ranged from driving on dedicated BRT lane, one-way and riding motorcycles on the highway.

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