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Lagos State Set To Get Special Courts For Traffic Offenders



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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, over the weekend said that traffic offenders would be tried by special courts in Lagos.

According to the governor, the special courts would be created soon, adding that convicts will be made to serve punishment if found guilty at the point of contravention.

The government would not spare anyone, irrespective of status, warning that motorists must obey traffic regulations.

According to a statement by deputy chief press secretary Gboyega Akosile, the governor spoke on Sunday at an interdenominational thanksgiving Service organised by the Lagos chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) at the Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters in Gbagada.

The statement quoted the governor as saying: “We want the people to obey Lagos traffic law. We want them to understand that they are not the only road users who have right of way. If you want my government to finish well, don’t drive against the traffic.

“We are working with the Acting Chief Judge of the state to set up special mobile courts that will dispense judgment on traffic offences. Any offender would be made to serve the punishment immediately, which could be in the form of compulsory community service. We are declaring zero tolerance for disobedience to traffic rules.”

Sanwo-Olu said the task of realising the ‘Greater Lagos’ project would be difficult without the support of the residents.

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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.