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2 000 traffic offenders prosecuted during Christmas

07 January 2015, 10:11

Onitsha - Boboye Oyeyemi, the Corps Marshal of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), said on Tuesday that the commission's mobile court had jailed five motorists for violating traffic rules during the Christmas celebration.

Oyeyemi spoke after inspecting traffic flow between both ends of the Niger Bridge between Onitsha in Anambra and Asaba in Delta.

The corps marshal also said that over 2 000 others were arraigned before the court set up to prosecute traffic offenders nationwide.

"As at December, about 2 000 offenders were arraigned before mobile courts and I think about five were jailed and only about 15 were discharged.

"But all others were given fines ranging from N1 000 to N10 000".

Also read: 74 traffic offenders arrested in Edo

The corps marshal said that the offences of traffic offenders ranged from land violation, overspeeding, overloading of passengers, violation of seat belt use, violation of children safety to lack of passengers' manifest in the vehicle.

He said 14 per cent reduction in road crashes was recorded within the 2014 yuletide period as a result of improved planning and greater service delivery on the part of the corps special and regular marshals.



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