TRAFFIC OFFENDERS ARRESTED BY AMBODE TO FORFEIT VEHICLES

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Six traffic offenders arrested by the convoy of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode in Ijora-Olopa area of the state have been convicted by the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Court.

Gov. Ambode’s convoy had last Wednesday arrested six people including four motorists, an Okada rider, and a tricyclist who broke the traffic laws by driving against traffic, punishable under Section 7 (b) of the Lagos State Traffic Laws of 2012.

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The suspects; Mrs. Adejoke Elemoro, Mr. Ogunlana Olatunji, Mr. Ganiyu Ayokuleyin, Mr. Ogunade Segun, Mr. Akinlabi Ahmed and Mr. Sunday Uzebor were on Friday arraigned before a Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Court sitting in Ogba, and were convicted by the presiding magistrate, Mobolaji Tanimola after they pleaded guilty to a one-count charge bordering on the offence filed against them by the government.

In her judgment, Magistrate Tanimola ordered the forfeiture of their vehicles to government and a payment of N50, 000 each as an option of fine to a six-month imprisonment for driving against on-coming vehicles, contrary to the laws of the state.

While the motorcyclist and tricyclist were ordered to forfeit their motorcycle and tricycle to the government, they were equally ordered to pay N5, 000 and N30, 000 respectively as option of fine to a one-month imprisonment each according to the laws of the state.

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