Auction: Lagos State House Of Assembly Reviewing Transport Laws – State AG

September 20, 2022
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Few days after the auctioning of forfeited vehicles, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo, on Tuesday said the state House of Assembly is currently reviewing Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law (2018) for amendment.

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Onigbanjo stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.

He said, “The Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law is currently being reviewed by the state House of Assembly and amendments will be in place as soon as possible.

“This issue of driving against traffic has become such a nuisance, such a danger, and such a menace to society that something drastic has to be done, and the legislators at that time imposed these penalties.

“There is a process to amend the law so people can go up to their representatives in the state house of assembly and make agitations that in our view, this is draconian and we think you should change the law. That could kick-start the process but ongoing right now, there is a process to review the law.”

Recall that vehicles forfeited to the Lagos state government over traffic violations, were auctioned to the public on September 15.

Traffic offenders were captured on camera breaking down in tears as their vehicles were auctioned at the event.

Reports say according to the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018, anyone who drives in a direction prohibited by the law or neglects traffic direction will have to forfeit the vehicle as a fine and, in addition, serve one-year imprisonment for a first-time offender and three years imprisonment for second-time offenders.

Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily had reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Olajide Adeniran (Jandor) and his running mate, Funke Akindele paid a visit to the homes of two victims of auctioned vehicles.

Adediran condemned the Lagos government for the harsh punishment against traffic offenders.

He said though traffic violations will not be condoned if voted as governor, he will ensure the review of laws which enable the forfeiture of vehicles as punishment for traffic offences.

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