Motorists Jailed For Buying In Traffic
Motorists, beware! You may spend some time in jail for buying in traffic.
Six motorists were arrested at the Ikeja Along end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for allegedly buying goods in traffic.
They were arrested by officials of the Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps Agency (LASECORPS).
The offenders’ vehicles, a Honda Accent, Hiace, Toyota Hilux, Toyota Sienna, taxi cab and commercial bus, were also impounded by the agency.
4 passengers and 9 hawkers were also apprehended during the operation, which was carried out on Thursday.
They were accused of breaching the environmental law and brought before a magistrate, Mr. Olayiwola Ogundare of the Ogba Magistrate’s Court, who sentenced them to three months’ imprisonment each.
Ogundare, however, gave the accused an option of 10,000 Naira fine each, adding that each of the motorists should pay additional 20,000 Naira fine into the state coffers.
The Head of Public Affairs Unit for LASECORPS, Rahmat Alabi, said the arrest was in line with the Environmental Sanitation Law, 2015.