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This Strange-Looking Car Was Spotted On The Street Of Lagos

Strange-Looking Car Spotted On The Street Of Lagos Autojosh

This awkward-looking car was recently spotted on the street of Lagos.

The vehicle features a weird design which makes it is rear unusually elevated. This was achieved by giving the car’s suspensions an extreme lift. Thus making the rear end of the car a lot higher than the front end.





These sort of vehicle are not actually strange on roads in Lagos, or other international border town communities in Nigeria.

In our local parlance, these vehicles are called “F’ayawo”.

Fayawo is a Yoruba word to describe smuggling. Literally, it refers to crawling on your chest, something like dodging.
So, the word is used to connote smuggling.

Smuggling refers to the clandestine transportation of goods or persons past a certain point, or across international borders, in violation of applicable laws or other regulations. It is also defined as an act of importing or exporting goods illegally.

Strange-Looking Car Spotted On The Street Of Lagos Autojosh

Fayawo

Fayawos are locally-reconstructed vehicles designed for cross-border smuggling.

The reconstruction of these cars is designed to increase the load-carrying capacity of their boot. This way, they can carry much more contrabands into the country to the destinations of their patrons.





In reconstructing these cars, their suspensions are given a relatively extreme lift. Thus making the rear end of the car a lot higher than the front end. This way, the weight of the cargoes in the boot does not force the rear end to touch the ground when the car is in motion – especially in undulating or rough terrains.

In 2016, commodities valued at N8,056,098,567.15 billion were seized by the NCS.

Similarly, in 2017, products valued at N9,812,369,886 were seized.

The quantum of smuggled products in 2018 was alarming as items valued at whooping N56,258,550, 658.32 were seized.

Strange-Looking Car Spotted On The Street Of Lagos Autojosh





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