Task Force to auction 108 forfeited, abandoned vehicles

Task ForceLAGOS State Environmental and Special Offences Enforcement Unit (Task Force) said it is set to auction a total of 108 vehicles to interested members of the public having obtained a court order for their forfeiture and sale as well.

Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed this in a release made available to newsmen on Sunday, saying that the vehicles to be auctioned include 86 court forfeited and 22 abandoned vehicles.

According to him, the vehicles were those that had been impounded by the enforcement team of the agency in different parts of the state for driving against traffic (one-way) and committing other traffic offences.

Egbeyemi, in the release issued by the spokesperson of the agency, Mr Taofiq Adebayo, also stated that the public auction was scheduled to hold on Tuesday and Wednesday, 3rd and 4th of December, 2019 at the Task Force car park, in Ikorodu, Lagos.

“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.

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“Let me commend the present administration for the on-going 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,” Egbeyemi said.

The Task Force boss, while reiterating the state government’s zero-tolerance for the violation of the law under any guise, maintained that the agency would continue to prosecute traffic offenders until sanity was restored on the roads and law-abiding citizens were allowed to commute without being impeded by unlawful individuals.

Meanwhile, the enforcement team of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Task Force) led by its Chairman, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, over the weekend cleared all illegal trucks and abandoned vehicles causing traffic gridlock at “Guinness’ Ikeja/ Ogba axis in line with the directive of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu.

CSP Egbeyemi commended the new police boss for his pro-activeness in enforcing both the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Laws and the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law 2018.

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