A mobile court sitting in Owerri has convicted 81 traffic offenders in Owerri, Imo State. In a release by the Federal Road Safety Corps in Owerri signed by the Acting Public Enlightenment Officer, Mr C.Y. Okemiri, the corps stated that the convicts had flouted various traffic laws.
Sector Commander Haliru Baba Halilu explained that the major objective of the mobile court was to improve compliance to traffic rules and regulations as well as reduce incidences of road crashes on our roads.
He enjoined the drivers concerned to ensure that their vehicles were in good condition to avoid their vehicles being impounded again by the corps.
Section 10(7) of the Act Establishing the FRSC and the mobile court also enable motorists to plead guilty or not the offences leveled against them; explained by the Sector Commander of RS9.4 Owerri commander Haliru Baba Halilu (CC).
A breakdown of some of the offences show that 37 were arrested for Light Sign Violation (LSV), 20 were arrested for Seatbelt Violation (SBV), 6 for Overloading Violation (OLV), 7 for Caution Sign Violation (CSV) and 5 for Failure to Move Over (FMO).