The Federal Road Safety Corps at MTI Owerri Road, Onitsha has booked no fewer than 50 persons for various traffic offences.
The AUTHORITY was there to witness the proceedings of the Mobil court where most of those detained were arraigned.
Most of the offences they were charged with include the non-compliance with the compulsory installation of speed limiting device as ordered by the FRSC, light inadequacy, and failure to use the safety seat belt.
Fines were administered on the defaulters based on the gravity of crime they committed while those who failed to comply with the cash fines were handcuffed and detained until they could meet their bail terms.
In a chat with some of the defaulters who spoke on the condition of anonymity, they claimed ignorance of the newly introduced facilities while others professed that they did not know where to procure the device.
Speaking to journalists shortly after the mobile court hearings, the FRSC Asst Corps Marshal Oluwale Olaniran appealed to motorists and other heavy truck drivers to heed to the national obligations of installing the speed limiter for their safety and those of the general public.
The state Sector Commander Sunday Ajayi urged drivers to liaise with the road safety office for information on how to procure the device.
Source: AuthorityThe Authority