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Emotions Betrayed As Lagos Government Auctions 134 Seized Vehicles

Lagos Auctions Seized Vehicles

Emotions were betrayed this week as the Lagos State government auctioned vehicles that were forfeited.

At least 134 vehicles confiscated for various traffic offences were up for sale.

Daily Posts reports that as the exercise progressed, several families were thrown into agony and tears, as they watched their means of livelihood being auctioned at a give-away price.

More touching was the case of a 49-year-old widow, Eorothy Dike and her son, Osinachi Ndukwe, who wept openly as they begged for price reduction.

It was a sad sight beyond as their only vehicle bought at the rate of N1.8.million on hired purchase was auctioned for N450,000. In fact, but for their wailing, it could have gone up the more.

More pathetic is the fact that Osinachi had earlier spent three years in prison for the same traffic offence, during which he lost his child.

His case and that of a few others have been the subject of discussion among Nigerians, who feel that the law is too harsh on the offenders.

The Taskforce spokesperson, Gbadeyan Abdulraheem, in a statement on Thursday, explained that the enforcement team in collaboration with the Lagos State Ministry of Justice “auctioned 134 forfeited and abandoned vehicles at the Taskforce compound in Alausa, Ikeja.”

Abdulraheem said the vehicles were seized for various traffic offences, ranging from driving on one-way to willful obstruction of traffic flow across various parts of the State.

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