The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, on Friday inaugurated mobile courts in the state which will move around the metropolis to summarily try traffic offenders and mete immediate punishments to them where applicable.
With the mobile courts, which would move around in buses, Atilade said the end had come to....
“the era of recklessness and impunity on our public roads and highways.”
The Chief Judge regretted that until now unruly road users, who daily cut the lives of innocent citizens short and caused traffic snarl leading to wastage of productive hours on the roads, had gone unpunished.
The Chief Judge said the initiative was targeted at curbing the excesses of “those to whom the laws of the land are of no value.”
She stated that the courts would be presided over by magistrates who are vast in all aspects of the law, and warned law enforcement agents not to allow themselves to be caught abetting or condoning reckless drivers.
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