FRSC prosecutes 116, convicts 92 offenders in Bayelsa


FRSC officials

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said it prosecuted no fewer than 116 traffic offenders for 311 offences in Bayelsa in 2017.

The State Corps Commander, Mr Ikechukwu Igwe disclosed this on the sideline of its 2018 Get-Together Party/Award Night on Friday in Yenagoa.

Igwe noted that about 412 traffic offenders were arrested in different locations in 2017, through its mobile courts, which were set up to enforce the rule of law on motorists.

The commander said that the prevalent offences included fake driving license, tyre and seat belt violations, phone calls while driving, and over-loading among others.

“Out of the 412 offenders that were arrested for over 311 offences in 2017, 116 persons were prosecuted while 92 were convicted,” he explained.

Igwe lamented that despite measures taken by the corps to educate the general public on the need to obey safety…

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