Lagos Taskforce set to auction vehicles, awaits directives on 7350 impounded motorcycles .

The Lagos state Environmental and special Offences unit( Taskforce ) has concluded arrangements to auction vehicles of 31 traffic offenders already convicted by the court for driving against oncoming traffic as well as 22 automobile that were abandoned for over six months after months after  their arrest. 


The chairman of the Agency,  CSP Olayinka  Egbeyemi disclosed  that owners  of the impounded  vehicles who abandoned  their cars have contravened  the Lagos state  Transport  Sector Reform Law 2018, stating that public  notice has been issued  for owners  of both  the court forfeited and abandoned  cars to identify  their vehicles  at the Agency’s car parks in Ikorodu & Bolade_Oshodi.

Egbeyemi clarified that the owners of the vehicles forfeited  to the government pleaded  guilty  before Magistrates  Omobola Salawuvof the Lagos Mobile  Court at Oshodi after  their  arrest  for driving against traffic. According to Egbeyemi “At the expiration  of the one 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 affirmed  that in addition to forfeiture  of the vehicles, each traffic offender sentenced  to 100 days ‘Community Service’ at any public  institution. Egbeyemi also that over 7350 impounded  motorcycles  are presently  on custody of the Agency  for plying restricted  routes, including  highways and bridges  across the states.


Lagos taskforce boss, however maintained  that with the state  government’s  zero-tolerance for violation of the law,  the Agency  will continue to prosecute  traffic offenders until sanity  is restored  on our roads  and law- abiding  citizens  are allowed to commute without  being impeded by unlawful  individuals.




The chairman of the Agency stated that the Agency is awaiting  further  directives from the government in respect  of the impounded  motorcycles,  disclosing that the motorcyclists  were apprehended  around Agege,  Pen-cinema, Apapa, Ikorodu, Mile 2, Obalende, Oyingbo, 2nd Rainbow, Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Ojota, Maryland,  Yaba, Oshodi, Ikorodu Road, Apongbon ,Ikeja and Iyana-Ipaja.

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