Thursday, 19 May 2016

FRSC convicts 30 over traffic offences in Onitsha





By Okechukwu Onuegbu

Not fewer than 30 motorists were recently convicted for various traffic offences during a mobile court session in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said.

The FRSC Unit Commander in Onitsha, Mr Pauilinus Akpotobo, who disclosed this after the court session at Onitsha, explained that a total number of 31 persons were apprehended for 32 traffic offences; out of which 5 motorists were prosecuted for overload violation, three for tyre violation, two for seatbelt violation, four for driver’s license violation and five persons for fire extinguisher violation.

Akpotobo added that two commercial motorcyclists were tried and convicted for riding without crash helmets while a driver with a transport company was convicted for being in possession of forged documents.

He further noted that the commission had intensified its operation against overloading especially in Onitsha and advised motorists to desist from such.

Earlier, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr Sunday Ajayi received the donation of a patrol van, a first aid box, a stretcher, body bags and other safety items made by the executive members of Master Bakers Association, Onitsha.

While assuring them that the commission would not relent in its efforts to reduce road crashes by 50 per cent, the sector commander promised that the vehicle would be used to safe lives on the roads.

In a contribution, the Secretary of the association, Mr Jude Okafor, said that the gesture was part of the corporate social responsibility of the group to ensuring safety of lives and properties on the roads

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