The Lagos Mobile courts were busy at different locations in the metropolis Monday trying suspects arrested for different offences bordering on traffic and environmental offences.
At Ikeja, under magistrate Nurudeen Layeni convicted 15 offenders, 12 were arrested for street trading and were fined N3000 each or 1 month imprisonment while two others were convicted for street fighting that could lead to breach of peace contrary to section 166 (1) h and punishable under section 166 (2) of criminal law of Lagos state and they were given four hours community service as punishment. One tricycle arrested was however, discharged and acquitted.
At Obalende under Magistrate Patrick Nwaka convicted five people who were fined N1000 each for unlawful parking even as each driver presented tickets issued to them by the local government, four commercial bus drivers were convicted for dropping and picking passengers from unauthorized bus stops and were fined N20,000 each or six months imprisonment. One person was convicted and given one hour community service for hanging on d door of a commercial bus.
Under Magistrate Olalekan Aka-Bashorun conducting trial at Oshodi-Isolo local government where 10 people were arrested for obstructing traffic by crossing highways, they were however, set free with warning not to cross the highway again. Five street traders were convicted and fined N5000 each. 10 were convicted for street trading.
From last week till Monday, the Public Relations Officer of the task force, Taofiq Adebayo said Task Force impounded 113 motorcycles, charged 199 out of 239 arrested miscreants while 31 were screened out.
25 both commercial and private vehicles were arrested and issued tickets for various traffic offenses.
Source: The Nation Nigeria