A Lagos Special Offences (Mobile) Court has sentenced 37 traffic
offenders to 100 hours of community service.
The state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore
Onigbanjo, led the prosecution of the traffic offenders in court.
Onigbanjo, during the proceedings for written address, urged the
court’s presiding magistrate, Omobola Salawu, to convict the
defendants as charged.
He added that the 37 offenders were charged with offences of driving
against traffic, illegal driving on BRT corridor and illegal plying of
highway with motorcycles, likely to endanger the lives of road users
and punishable under section 66 (b) of Lagos State Transport Law,
Magistrate Salawu admitted them to 100 hours of community service and
fines of N15,000 and N20,000 depending on offences committed.
Meanwhile, about 4,477 motorcycles and 18 vehicles have been impounded
in the last five months for traffic offences.