LAGOS – Thirty-seven traffic offenders on Tuesday have been sentenced by Mobile Court sitting at Task Force Office in Oshodi, to 25 and 100 hours of community service for violating the Traffic Law of Lagos State.
This is the order of the presiding Magistrate, Omobola Salawu who convicted the offenders and sentenced them after they were arraigned before the court.
The Magistrate also ordered that they forfeit their vehicles and motorcycles to the state government in order to serve as to deterrence to others.
During the judgement, the Magistrate advised road users to be patient until government fixed the roads.
Leading the prosecution of the offenders the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the state, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, had earlier urged the court to convict the defendants as stated by law.
All the defendants pleaded guilty to one count charge brought against them by the state.
While they asked for plea for lenient sentence, the defence counsel from the Office of Public Defender, OPD, Emekobu Collins appealed to the court to temper justice with mercy considering the fact that the defendants were first time offenders and that they had shown remorse.
The charges against them ranged from driving on dedicated BRT lane, one-way and riding motorcycles on the highway.
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