Obianuju Catherine Udeh, popularly known as DJ Switch, has heavily criticised Lagos state government for processing and securing court order auction 88 cars seized from traffic offenders in the state.
Lagos State Task Force on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) confirmed that it obtained an order of Lagos State Mobile Court to auction 88 forfeited vehicles.
The vehicles were impounded for driving against the traffic, contravening One-Way Traffic Law in different parts of the state.
According to Shola Jejeloye, the chairman of the agency, the owners of the vehicles were arraigned before the mobile court, which ordered the forfeiture.
He disclosed that the public auction would hold in line with COVID-19 protocols on Wednesday, January 20, at the Agency’s Car Park, in front of Shoprite, Alausa in Ikeja.
Reacting to the development, DJ Switch in a video via her Instagram account on Tuesday, slammed the state government for taking such an action when it could have fined the offenders or sent them to jail.
DJ Switch, who gained international prominence when she witnessed the gunshot incident at the Lekki tollgate on October 20 and live-streamed it for the world to see, expressed;
I just read on the news that the Lagos State Environmental Unit through their inept and corrupt mobile court gave the order for peoples cars to be auctioned off, to be sold off. What happened to fines? Why can’t you fine these people? Give them something to pay? What happened to minimum jail term? A weekend in jail? Community service?
What happened to those options? You want to sell off. You are a thief. Lagos state government is a thief. You are short of just carrying guns. It is gun that is remaining for you. You are a thief.
She berated celebrities for not speaking up against the decision of state government to auction the cars of the traffic offenders.
DJ Switch added;
I am very certain that a lot of these people that their cars are there are crying out but nobody knows them. Where are our celebrities? Where are our influencers? You have so many followers.
DJ Switch said the government has successfully used things to distract Nigerians from pressing issues such as the Lekki gunfire incident.
The entertainer expressed;
The government didn’t even come up with creative ways to distract us and we are distracted. We have still not seen any noteworthy person go to jail over Lekki. What happened? SARS is still running up and down the streets of this country, what happened there? I can go on. The other one went to demolish someone’s business because of an alleged sex party, what happened? We need to talk, please.
Watch the Instagram video below;
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