The Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit has charged 42 motorists arrested for driving on the Bus Rapid Transit, BRT, lane to court.
The motorists were arrested on the BRT corridor between Ojota to CMS during peak hours as the state government stepped up enforcement on violation of the law prohibiting motorists from plying the prohibited dedicated lane.
The Special Court in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos, southwest Nigeria, had already convicted 34 of the motorists who took the BRT lane and slammed fines of between N10,000 and N30,000 on them after they pleaded guilty to the offence.
Taskforce Chairman, Bayo Sulaiman, Chief Superintendent of Police, said the government was very serious about enforcing compliance on BRT corridor, lamenting that motorists plied the lane with impunity.
He warned motorists to stop using the BRT lane, especially during traffic period as government would punish severely those arrested violating the law.
According to him, the law on the non-usage of the BRT lane was not to witch-hunt anybody and urged motorists to abide by the law.
"But be rest assured that if people continue to ply the BRT lane, we will enforce the law and go after them to ensure that they are prosecuted ."