Olajide Adeniran, also known as Jandor, is running for governor of Lagos State on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket. He has criticized Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration for auctioning off a widow’s car.
Earlier, Anaedoonline.ng reported that a 49-year-old widow named Dorothy Dike and her son, Osinachi Ndukwe, begged for assistance after their commercial vehicle, which they had bought on hire buy for N1.8 million, sold at auction for N450,000.
Osinachi was given a three-month prison sentence for driving against traffic, and his car was also impounded, according to Jandor, who visited the widow and her son.
He claimed that the incident resulted in his 3-year-old daughter’s death since there were insufficient cash to provide for her medical needs.
Jandor criticized the vehicle being auctioned off after Osinachi had served his jail sentence and said it was cruel to take someone’s livelihood away as punishment for a traffic offense.
He wrote: “Earlier today, my running mate @funkejenifaakindele and I met with Mr. Osinachi Ndukwe, one of the victims of the recently auctioned 134 cars impounded for traffic offences by the Lagos State Government. He said he was sentenced to 3 months imprisonment for driving against the traffic and the vehicle was impounded.
“During his jail term, he lost his three-year-old daughter due to the non-availability of funds to cater for her health. After serving the jail term, his bus was auctioned and his means of survival gone.
“We often wonder why we have insecurity in the state but the answers are right in front of us. How do they expect him to take care of his family?
“This is not to encourage people driving against the traffic or break the state law, but taking one means of livelihood in the name of penalty for traffic offence is Inhumane.
“What kind of government takes away the means of livelihood from its people? We can do better. The power is in our hands.
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