By Polycarp Auta
Jos – Mr Andrew Bala, Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Plateau Command, says the corps has convicted 40 motorists for committing various traffic offences.
Bala told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Jos on Saturday that the motorists were convicted via a mobile court conducted by the officers and men of the command.
According to him, the exercise is carried out by the command as part of its ember months’ special patrol.
”Our officers and men on patrol conducted a mobile court and 40 motorists were convicted for various offences.
“We actually arraigned 44 vehicle owners, but four of them were discharged and acquitted by the court.
Bala said the exercise was carried out in two locations within the Jos-Bukuru metropolis, adding that none of the convicted motorists was imprisoned.
He explained that the convicted motorists were directed by court to pay fines equivalent to the offence committed.
According to him, mobile court remains a veritable tool the corps uses to rid off unqualified drivers and vehicles from plying highways.
He called on motorist to ensure that they were certified to drive and their vehicles were road worthy before plying highways.
NAN reports that offences committed by the offenders were seatbelt violation, lack of fire extinguishers and caution signs.
Others include worn-out tyres, underage driving, drivers licence violation, plying highways with unregistered vehicles among others.