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31 695 offenders arrested in Ogun

30 September 2014, 19:29

Abeokuta - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun said it apprehended and prosecuted no fewer than 31 695 traffic offenders between January and August for various traffic offences.

The Sector Commander, Adegoke Adetunji, said in Abeokuta on Tuesday that the offenders were arrested for committing the various traffic offences with impunity.

Adetunji explained that the culprits violated speed limit, overloading, non-use of seat belts, use of mobile phone while driving, failure to use crash helmet and reckless driving, among others.

Also read: 28 traffic offenders convicted in Osun

He said most of the offenders who were sanctioned through court prosecution, were made to pay fines.

"But as you know, we are not after the fines; FRSC is not set up to generate revenue for the government because it is not a money-making organisation.

"What we are after is to save lives and property on our roads.

"It is that desire to instil discipline and a change of attitude in motorists that we are interested in but not the money,” Adetunji said.

He, however, said that the command had already began sensitisation and enlightenment programmes in Mosques, churches and all the parks and garages in the state on the need to drive safely during the "Ember months’’.



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