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Lagos Govt. to arraign about 400 impounded vehicles’ drivers, owners for violating lockdown

By Idowu Abdullahi,

The Lagos State Government has disclosed that plans had been concluded to arraign about four hundred owners and drivers of impounded vehicles and other violators who flouted the government’s coronavirus lockdown directives in the state.

It explained that the arraignment of the violators before the state’s Mobile Courts, in Bolade, Oshodi, was to ensure the extant laws of the state were abide by and serve as deterrents to other intending violators of subsequent directives in the state.

The state’s Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce) said the four hundred violators to be arraigned are owners and drivers of impounded vehicles and other violators arrested during the second phase of the coronavirus lockdown which commenced from Wednesday, 15th of April, 2020 to Sunday, 3rd of May, 2020 before gradual easing of the lockdown.

The Task Force’s Head, Public Affairs Unit, Adebayo Taofiq, in a statement released to newsmen on Wednesday said state’s Mobile Courts would commence sitting from Monday, 11th of May, 2020.

He called on owners and drivers of the impounded vehicles by security officers during the second phase of the lockdown to be mindful of the date set for the commencement of prosecution and endeavor to be present during the court sittings.

Taofiq, however, warned the violators to desist from loitering around the Agency’s car parks across the state, adding that such will guarantee the release of their impounded vehicles.

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