Court jails 19 traffic offenders in Enugu

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PIC. 12. FRSC ZONAL COMMANDER, ASSISTANT CORPS MARSHAL, CHARLES THEOPHILUS (L), WITH SECTOR COMMANDER, CORPS COMMANDER OLUMIDE OLAGUNJU, AT THE COMMENCEMENT FRSC "OPERATION SHIELD" ON KADUNA - ABUJA HIGH WAY IN KADUNA ON MONDAY (6/5/13) .No fewer than 19 drivers have been sent to jail by a mobile court set up by the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in Enugu State, Daily Post reports.

According to the Enugu State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Mr David Mendie, the convicts were arrested last week for various traffic offences.

He disclosed that though 21 traffic offenders were arrested last Friday by a special patrol team of the command and arraigned before the moblie court, two were discharged and acquitted while the remaining 19 persons were convicted.

Mendie further stated that many of the traffic offenders who were convicted by the mobile court were, however, given option of fine.

He further disclosed that one of the traffic offenders, identified as Amechi Ozor, who was apprehended for using worn-out tyres, non-use of seat belt, among other offences, was sentenced to two weeks imprisonment.

According to him, the suspect, who was driving a Mitsubishi L300 Vehicle with registration No KR, S1CXK mobilized people against the marshals on duty shortly after he was flagged down.

He continued that the suspect was, however, arrested by the police shortly after his action and arraigned before a mobile court that sentenced him to two weeks imprisonment.

Mendie advised motorists and pedestrians to have better knowledge of traffic rules, adding that they must also obey traffic rules at all times.

He warned that any motorists that violated traffic laws must face the full weight of the law.

While further advising motorists to avoid using phones while driving, the Enugu FRSC Commander also reminded them that “we are already in the Ember months, hence the need for every road user to be careful.

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