The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has tempered justice with mercy and reduced the traffic violators’ outrageous fines. Promising that “For example, if the fine was N70,000, it will be reduced to about N20,000”.
Sanwo-Olu, who visited the impounded vehicle depot in Alausa with Lagos State Task Force Chairman Shola Jejeloye and other government officials on Wednesday, felt pity when he saw many impounded vehicles and the tearful, sad faces of some of its owners/drivers walking helplessly.
He drew near the crowd and addressed them, asking, “Do you agree that you have violated the traffic laws of Lagos State, and the laws must be obeyed? They answered, “yes we agree, please forgive us”.
Sanwo-Olu then promised to reduce the fines to an affordable level and use them as a warning for people who violate Lagos traffic laws.
The governor warned violators not to bribe task force officials, but to pay fines directly to the treasury. He said that in the coming days, attention should be paid to official information on the modalities of direct payment of fines to the treasury.