Kaduna FRSC Convicts 67 Motorists For Various Offences

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said on Friday that it had secured the conviction of 67 motorists for various traffic offences in Sabon Tasha area of Kaduna metropolis.


The Legal Officer, Kaduna Sector Command, Mr Ibrahim Tanko told news men in Kaduna that the offenders were convicted by a Mobile Court on Thursday.


The official said that 16 of the offenders were convicted for tyre violation, 25 for driver licence violation, five for overloading and 13 for vehicle licence violation.


Five others, he said, were convicted for caution sign violation, two for seat belt use violation and one for dangerous driving.


The Sector Commander Mr Francis Udoma told reporters that the mobile court was set up to to enforce compliance with traffic regulations, to keep Nigerian roads safe.


Udoma said, “The corps instituted the mobile court to enforce traffic rules and ensure zero road crash, injury and death on the nation’s roads.

“Intensive special patrol and the mobile court are aimed at addressing the spate of avoidable road crashes usually high on major highways.


“The goal is to reduce unexpected death of road users due to drivers’ carelessness.


“We will continue to arrest all drivers who overload their vehicles; drivers with no licence; drivers who over speed, as well as drivers with worn out tyres.”


In a related development, FRSC Zone 1, Zonal Commander, Mr Bulus Darwang, has reintroduced regular exercise in the zone to keep marshals physically and mentally fit to effectively discharge their duties.


Darwang said that marshals must be physical fitness and mentally alert to enforce compliance to traffic regulations and ensure safety of road users.


He said the commission would maintain the monthly walking and jogging exercise tagged, “Jogging to Keep Fit” for the marshals to shed weight.

579 Soldiers Court Martialed In Lagos, Abuja

The acting director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman today revealed to journalists in Abuja that 579 soldiers have been court-martialed in special military courts in Lagos and Abuja for offences ranging from insubordination, disobedience, acts of cowardice, refusal to carry out military duties, and indiscipline, amongst others.

According to Sani, the essence of the court martial is to emphasize discipline within the military.

“There are currently two separate court-martials going on at the army headquarters garrison and 81 division, Nigerian army with a view to ensuring quick dispensation of justice, discipline and professionalism. The essence of this trial is to emphasise on discipline, professionalism and order. Anybody who runs foul of the law and the authorities determine that the gravity of the offence cannot be tried summarily will go for the court martial.” The soldiers are facing trial for alleged offences ranging from insubordination to disobedience to lawful orders, acts of cowardice, refusal to carry out military duties, and indiscipline, among others”he said.