A court order has been obtained by the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offenses (Enforcement) unit to auction 108 vehicles that were forfeited to the government.
According to the Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, the vehicles to be auctioned by the government are 86 court forfeited and 22 abandoned vehicles.
He stated that the vehicles were held by the enforcement team of the agency for committing traffic offenses.
“It was after the expiration of the 30 days 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 ongoing massive roads rehabilitation going on simultaneously across the state and to state clearly that motorists both private and commercial bus drivers should desist from driving against traffic (one-way) or causing traffic obstructions to other roads users with,” he said.
He announced Tuesday and Wednesday, December 3 and 4, 2019, as the dates for the public auction. He added that it would hold at the agency’s car park in Ikorodu.
Speaking further, he said the agency cleared the illegal trucks and abandoned vehicles causing traffic gridlock at Guinness area, Ikeja/Ogba axis, in line with the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu. He added that the agency would continue to prosecute traffic offenders.