31 vehicles have been forfeited to the State Government by the Lagos State Mobile Court over traffic violation.
It was reported that the drivers were charged on a count of driving against the traffic and were arraigned by the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Unit (Task Force).
The offence which is punishable under Part (III) item 27 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Law of 2018.
Despite the drivers' plea to the court, the vehicles was ordered to be forfeited to the state government.
While 43 other drivers was also ordered to pay some sums as fines to the state government for plying the BRT corridors which caused road obstruction.
The Chairman of the agency, Olayinka Egbeyemi, however, noted that only 74 drivers appeared before the court out of the 160 traffic offenders arrested.
He added that during the #EndSARS protest across the state, the agency acted in response to complaints from the motorists that activities of one-way drivers were causing gridlock daily.
Egbeyemi said, “It is painful that with a high level of enlightenment campaigns and several warnings by the government, motorists, including private car owners, are still driving against traffic knowing full well that the penalty for such offence is outright forfeiture of the said vehicle to the government.”