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Mobile court prosecutes 34 traffic offenders in Gombe

05 January 2016, 17:13

Gombe - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Gombe State says it has prosecuted 34 traffic offenders.

Ayobami Omiyale, the state Sector Commander, FRSC, told journalists in Gombe on Monday.

Omiyale said that 28 out of the offenses, which represented 80 per cent, were on fake driver’s licences, invalid licences and overloading among others.

Omiyale said the essence of the court was for the offenders and the public to see what FRSC patrol team had been contending with on the roads.

Also read: FRSC arrests 143 road traffic offenders in Edo

He said the rate of the offences prosecuted at the mobile court was just a random sampling of what happened every day.

“We want people to know that it is not the prerogative of the FRSC alone to ensure safety on the road.

“That was the reason why the chief judge assigned a magistrate to be in charge of the court,” Omiyale said.

He said that when an offender was charged to court, he was given an option to defend himself.

“The court also gives him an option of paying a fine or challenging his arrest,” Omiyale said.

He said that the magistrate was the one to determine the offenders’ penalties.



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