The Amuwo Odofin Local Government has directed owners of seized trucks and vehicles to visit the Council Secretariat to reclaim their abandoned properties.
The council gave a seven-day ultimatum, after which the vehicles will be auctioned to the general public.
This directive was issued in a statement signed by Prince Olawale-Cole Semiu Adeola, Head of the Information Unit, Amuwo Odofin Local Government, which stated that several warnings have been given to owners of properties to claim ownership, but unfortunately, nobody has approached the government with proof of ownership to this moment.
“Sequel to the previous publications in the Vanguard Newspaper on June 18, 2021 and October 11, 2021; The Nation Newspaper on September 26, 2020, January 11, 2021 and December 29, 2020; and Tribune Newspaper on November 12, 2021, respectively, announcing to the owners of the abandoned trucks and vehicles on the government’s roads, which have created gridlock, environmental nuisance and posed security threats to the Amuwo Community.
The government impounded one old and panel beated trailer with a rickety tail; another one without a head; and one accident Toyota Sienna Bus, which have remained in the custody of the council without a claim of ownership by anyone in the last six months.
The government has finally decided to auction the seized trucks and vehicles without further delay after the approval of another seven days of this public notice if the owners fail to make themselves available at the local government secretariat with the intention of evacuating them.