Lagos State Auctions 83 vehicles stolen by traffic offenders
The Lagos State Department of Justice, in collaboration with the State Task Force on Environmental and Special Crimes, monitored a public auction of 83 seized vehicles on Monday, February 8, IgbereTV reported.
Auctioned vehicles have previously been seized in different parts of the state and at different times for violating state one-way traffic laws.
In January 2021, the Lagos State Environmental and Special Crimes Authority received a court order to auction cars.
Pursuant to a court ruling to confiscate the auction, an auction was held today at the State Task Force headquarters in Alausa, Ikeja. The chairman of the state task force, the coordinator of the Mobile Special Tribunal Tribunal, representatives from the Department of Justice and a large number of residents of the state attended.
Speaking to reporters during the auction, Lagos State Mobile Special Crimes Tribunal coordinator said Ms Arinola Ogbara;
“There are many processes and transparency at public tenders. In addition, some of the people whose cars were arrested were ordered to pay fines without having their cars confiscated based on the strength of the evidence presented to the Mobile Court. Driving against the traffic (one way) has resulted in a huge number of accidents and innumerable losses of property and lives. “
For his part, the chairman of the state task force, CSP, Shola Jedzheloye, told reporters that the purpose of the auction was not to punish, but to correct.
“I do not see what we have come to do today as an auction, but as an amendment and a means for some Lagosians. The Lagos Police Commissioner instructed us to go there as police officers and do everything possible to ensure free movement of transport, ”he said.
The auction was conducted by the authorized auctioneer Mr. A. Ade Onanuga, auction house CR Limited.