The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has granted a discount of fines for site visitors offenders within the state.
This was disclosed on Thursday by the state authorities through an official assertion titled, ‘Remorseful site visitors offenders get Sanwo-olu’s clemency to pay diminished fines’.
In accordance with the assertion, the Governor met with a number of the site visitors offenders throughout an unscheduled go to to the holding facility of the Lagos State Surroundings and Particular Offences Enforcement Unit (Activity Pressure) in Alausa.
The aim of the go to was to entry the operation actions of the unit. Nonetheless, a number of the site visitors offenders met with the Governor, pleading for him to intervene of their instances.
Regardless of reprimanding the site visitors offenders, the Governor determined to grant them a discount within the fines for his or her offences.
The assertion quoted Sanwo-Olu as saying, “You all (offenders) have admitted to flouting site visitors laws and you might be right here since you don’t wish to be arraigned in your offences in our cell court docket.
“I’ve requested for the record of all automobiles on this facility and I will likely be assembly with the Activity Pressure officers on it.
“We are going to nonetheless get judgement in your offences however we are going to grant you the chance for discount within the fines to be paid.
“If I offer you this chance, you have to not be caught once more for flouting the site visitors guidelines. The legal guidelines are there and nobody is above the regulation.
“I’ll intervene to scale back the fines for you and also you have to be remorseful. Anybody caught once more would have his car fully impounded. You have to be law-abiding and respect the lives of our fellow residents.”