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Widow And Her son whose vehicle worth 1.8m was impounded by Lagos Task Force breaks down in tears as his car is auctioned for less than N450,000



A widow, Dorothy Dike and her son, Osinachi Ndukwe, were reduced to tears in Lagos when their only vehicle bought at the rate of N1.8.million on hired purchase was being auctioned for N450,000.

Vanguard Newspaper reports that the Lagos state government through its Ministry of Justice and The state Taskforce, organised the public auction of over 134 abandoned and forfeited vehicles, at Lagos State Task Force’ headquarters, Alausa, Ikeja, where a crowd of auctioneers, agents, buyers and vehicle owners tried to outwit one another.

Their mini bus (Korope), with number plate, ANAMBRA NEN 347 YX, was initially displayed for auction with an opening bid of N50,000 but things changed when bidders made the price.

They wept profusely, rolled on the ground and begged for price reduction as the bid kept going up and hit N430, 000. The bid was about to close when suddenly the mother and son shouted N450,000 loudly, “help us, help us, please, don’t increase the price again. We cannot afford this but we are hopeful that the vehicle will be ours so that we can work again and raise money to feed ourselves.”

The heartbroken widow continued to lament:

“Help me, help me. I am happy to repurchase the bus but the problem is that we cannot afford N450,000. I am a widow with two children and I hawk herbs on the streets of Lagos for survival.”

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“When we heard that the bus will be auctioned today, we borrowed N59,000 to attend the event. Unfortunately, the price for the bus was closed at N450,000.”

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