By Ola Fadoju

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arraigned owners/drivers of 146 vehicles arrested across the state for various traffic offenses in August 2022. This was revealed in a recent press statement issued by Adebayo Taofiq, Director, and Public Affairs Unit of LASTMA.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba has confirmed that the alleged offenders are being prosecuted before the Lagos State Environmental and Offences (Mobile) Court.

In his words,”77 offenders are being prosecuted for One-Way Driving, 5 for Willfully Obstruction, 5 for Illegal Parking, 2 for Unpainted Commercial Vehicle, 5 for Wrongful Overtaking, 4 for Driving on Walkways/Kerbs, 6 for BRT Obstructions, 10 for Reckless & Dangerous Driving, 4 for Picking/Dropping Passengers at Undesignated Bus Stops and 5 for Disobeying Traffic Control Officers among others”.

The General Manager also revealed that all those arraigned by the Agency before the Lagos Mobile Court were found ‘Guilty’ as charged based on strong pictorial and video evidence tendered by LASTMA’s prosecution team.

Also speaking, the Director, Legal Department of LASTMA, Mr. Akerele Kehinde Oseni maintained the prosecution of the arrested owners/drivers of the 146 vehicles for various traffic violations would serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrants road users.

Akerele informed that the 146 impounded vehicles were later released to their respective owners after verifying the receipts of their fine payments with other relevant documents.

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