30 drivers arraigned over traffic offences in Anambra 

 The Federal Road Safety Corps, RS5.3 Anambra Sector Command, Tuesday, arraigned 30 drivers in a Mobile Court over various traffic offences.

A statement by the FRSC Education Officer, Arc Charles Iyiegbuniwe, said the exercise which was carried out along Awka-Onitsha Expressway and presided over by Chief Magistrate Mike Anyadiegwu.

According to him, a total of 30 traffic offenders were arrested and arraigned, out of which 27 were convicted with options of fines, while 3 others were cautioned and discharged. 

“A total of 68 offences were recorded. The most prevalent offences were overloading, failure to install speed limiting device, drivers license violation and  light sign violation, number plate violation, driving with worn-out tyre, use of phone while driving, among others. 

“2 drivers were arrested and arraigned for attempting to corrupt marshal on duty. The Sector Commander, Anambra Sector Command, Adeoye A. Irelewuyi, expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the exercise, stating that the Mobile Court sitting became imperative following the recklessness and wrong use of the roads by motorists.

“And has led to avoidable road traffic crashes in the State Capital (Awka). He admonishes motorists to be law abiding and obey all traffic rules and regulations, to stay alive and help save lives and properties. He also maintained that the mobile court sitting will come up from time to time until acceptable level of compliance is achieved,” he stated.