Lokoja - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Kogi, said on Sunday that its mobile court has convicted 47 drivers of various traffic offences within one week.
Godwin Omiko, the Sector Commander in the state, told newsmen in Lokoja that the convicted drivers were serial violators of the road safety rules and laws.
He said that the drivers were arraigned before a mobile court presided by Senior Magistrate Rachael Omajali, who found them guilty after trial.
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He also said that those convicted were among 89 motorists arraigned before the court for overloading, over-speeding, seatbelt violation, phoning while driving and dangerous driving, among others.
Omiko said that the convicts who were apprehended on Lokoja-Ajaokuta road were given jail terms of three months to one year and option of fines ranging from N2 500 to N10 000 each.
He decried drivers’ penchant for violation of seatbelt rule and overloading, insisting that the commission would not spare violators of traffic rules, particularly as Christmas and New Year were approaching.