March 3, 2024

Govt appeals judgement barring LASTMA from imposing fines on motorists

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The Lagos State Government says it has appealed the judgement that barred the Lagos State Transport Management Authority from imposing fines on motorists in the state.

In a statement on Wednesday, the Director of Civil Litigation, Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Hameed Oyenuga, said the government was not pleased with the verdict of the court, hence the appeal.

He urged motorists in the state to obey traffic law and those enforcing it in the state.

The statement read partly, “The Lagos State Government, on the 30th day of September 2022, filed a Notice of Appeal containing four (4) grounds of appeal against the judgment of Honourable Justice Olalekan Oresanya delivered on the 22nd day of September 2022, wherein the Court held that LASTMA could not impose fines and tow vehicles without an Order of Court of competent jurisdiction.

“The State Government reviewed the judgment and dissatisfied with same, has exercised its constitutional right of appeal by filing a Notice of Appeal on the 30th day of September 2022. An application for a Stay of Execution of the judgment has also been filed.

“Consequently, members of the public are therefore advised to be law abiding and ensure compliance with all relevant Laws of the State.”

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