Traffic Offence: FRSC Convicts 38 Offenders In Ogun

Traffic Offence: FRSC Convicts 38 Offenders In Ogun

Patrick Aigbokhan
No fewer than 38 offenders were convicted on Friday by the Federal Road Safety Commission in Ota, Ogun State, for various traffic offences.
Of the 44 offenders that were arraigned, the court presided over by Magistrate Olayinka Idowu, discharged and acquitted six people.
Mr. Leye Adegboyega, Commander, FRSC Unit, who confirmed the arraignment and conviction in a statement, in Ota on Friday, said the offenders were arrested for various traffic offences ranging from driving licencing, seatbelt, and tyre violations as well as driving with shattered windscreen.
Adegboyega said, “The commission has mandated that the traffic offenders should be prosecuted in court to serve as deterrent to other road users, especially this period of ’ember months.’
“And one of commission’s strategic goals is the enforcement of road traffic laws and regulations through prosecution of offenders in mobile court.
“The mobile court was set up as part of the steps to reduce road crashes as well as creating safer environment for the Nigerian roads as the year ends.”
The FRSC commander stated that the co mission was determined to reduce crashes on Nigerian roads by 20 per cent and fatality by 30 per cent.
He however urged the public to cooperate with the FRSC and imbibe the culture of road discipline, noting that crashes could be reduced if traffic laws and regulations were obeyed.
“We need to do everything possible to reduce the menace of preventable accidents on our roads amidst the growing spate of crashes involving articulated vehicles,” Adegboyega added.
He also implored the motorists not to overspeed or overload their vehicles, and noted that some of the crashes could be traced to driver’s attitude, recklessness and indiscipline.