PHOTOS: Tears flow as traffic offenders beg bidders at Lagos auction
Traffic offenders crumbled to their knees, while some broke down in tears during an auction of vehicles forfeited to the Lagos state government over traffic violations.
At the auction of forfeited and abandoned vehicles that took place on Thursday at the task force yard in Ikeja, bidders stormed the venue to register, inspect, and bid for different vehicles, including mini buses and cars.
The event venue, which had participants as in a live football match, turned into an arena of tears and sympathy as motorists faced the reality of permanently losing their vehicles.
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Traffic offences: Lagos auctions 134 vehicles to public
Lagos State Government on Thursday, auctioned at least 134 vehicles impounded for various traffic offences.
The exercise was carried out at the headquarters of Lagos State Taskforce and Special Offences Unit, Bolade Oshodi, Oshodi-Isolo Local Goverment Area.
Residents thronged the venue to bid for various types of vehicles including cars, buses, Sport Utility Vehicles, SUV, among others.
According to the Chairman of the agency. Chief Superintendent of Police, CSP, Sola Jejeloye, through the Public Affairs Officer, PAO, Mr Raheem Ggbadeyanka, the vehicles were impounded by the state’s task force for flouting traffic rules and regulations, particularly, for driving against the flow of traffic.
The Magistrate Court Consequently, after trial, forfeited the offenders vehicles to the government for auctioning.
The impounded cars were auctioned and given to the highest bidders.
Source:: Nigerian Chatter