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Deputy Governor Of Lagos Apprehends Traffic Offenders (Photos)



Deputy Governor of Lagos talking to a traffic offender

The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, apprehended traffic offenders yesterday. He was on his way to Lagos State University (LASU) to deliver a lecture when he caught the road users. Their offense was one way driving from Carter bridge axis down to Mile 2 axis.

Traffic offense is a very serious issue in Lagos state and these offenders caught by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State will surely face the law.

Any one way traffic offender caught in the act is likely to face 3 years imprisonment because it is stated in the  Lagos State Traffic Laws.

Lagos State Government remains committed to enforcement of Law and Order to make living in the State an enjoyable and stress-free experience.

In October 2018, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), picked Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, as his running mate for the Lagos governorship election in 2019. As a team, they had a resounding victory at the polls.

Added to this, we would love to show you what RRS said about this issue. In a tweet, they stated an offender caught may forfeit his/her car.

See what they tweeted below;

Penalties For Neglect of Traffic Directions.

Where an officer of the Authority is for the time being engaged in the regulation of traffic on a highway, or where any traffic sign being a sign for regulating the movement of traffic or indicating the route to be followed by vehicle has been lawfully placed on or near a highway in accordance with the provisions of this Law, any person driving or propelling any vehicle, who-

(a) Neglects or refuses to stop the vehicle or to make it proceed or to keep to a particular lane or direction of traffic when directed to do so by the officer in the execution of his duty; or

(b) Drives his vehicle against oncoming traffic or fails to conform to the direction or indication given by the traffic sign, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable on conviction for:
(i) 1st offender one (1) year imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State;
(ii) 2nd and subsequent offender three (3) years imprisonment and forfeiture of the vehicle to the State.

(c) All offenders shall have their data and biometrics captured.

Do you think the Deputy Governor of Lagos will set them free or make them face the law?

See more photos below;

Deputy Governor of Lagos Deputy Governor of Lagos

Emeka is a Contributor at Autojosh. A graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering with a B.Eng degree. Emeka is a car enthusiast who is interested in traveling, writing, movies and driving. He also loves drinking garri with cold water.