The Kaduna Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it has convicted 264 motorists for various offences within one month in the state.
The Legal Officer of the command, Ibrahim Tanko told reporters in Kaduna that the motorists were convicted via a mobile court conducted between Dec. 7 and Dec. 29.
Tanko explained that the motorist were arrested and charged during special patrol to ensure zero accidents through out Christmas celebration and beyond.
He said that the mobile court was part of FRSC mandate to prosecute traffic offenders with a view to bringing sanity to the roads.
He said that 54 motorists were convicted on Dec. 29, at Kakau Toll Gate, along Kaduna – Abuja expressway, where 59 motorists were earlier convicted on Dec. 15.
He said that 32 others were also convicted in Kachia on Dec. 7, 49 in Kaduna – Zaria Toll Gate on Dec. 9, and 70 in Sabon Tasha, Kaduna metropolis, on Dec. 22.
“The motorists were arrested for overloading, driver’s license vehicle license, tyres, number plate violations, and obstruction of marshal on duty, among others,’’ Tanko said.
The Kaduna State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it secured 45 convictions of motorists for various traffic offences in Kaduna in September.
The command’s Legal Officer, Mr. Ibrahim Tanko, made the disclosure in interview with News Agency of Nigeria.
He said the motorists were convicted via a mobile court during Sallah and ember months’ operations, which commenced on September 7.
Tanko said 19 of the offenders were convicted for Drivers’ Licence violations six for seat belt and two for driving with forged documents.
He said six others were convicted for passengers manifest violation and 11 for windscreen violation, while the others were convicted for vehicle licence violation, road obstruction and use of phone while driving.
The FRSC had on September 7 commenced a special Sallah and ember months’ patrol to ensure zero accident across Kaduna State.