Lagos Set To Establish Special Courts To Try Traffic Offenders

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Updated June 17, 2019
File photo of Lagos Yellow Buses inside traffic gridlock.


Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu says the state government is working with the Acting Chief Judge in the state to establish special courts to try traffic offenders.

He said those found guilty will be made to serve their punishment if found guilty at the point of contravention.

The Governor said this during a Thanksgiving Service organised by the Lagos chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and held at Deeper Life Bible Church Headquarters in Gbagada on Sunday.

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Sanwo-Olu said his administration would not spare anyone, irrespective of status that endangers lives of road users by disobeying the state traffic regulations.

“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,” he said.

The governor added that the task of realising the Greater Lagos project would be difficult without the support of the residents.

He urged Christians in the state to join hands with his government in its efforts to create a prosperous Lagos.