How we arrested 776 traffic offenders during lockdown – FRSC

Abdulqudus Ogundapo

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command has said no fewer than 776 traffic offenders were arrested for various offences during the lockdown periods.

PLATFORM TIMES reports that the State FRSC Commander, Clement Oladele disclosed this on Sunday while responding to questions from journalists in Abeokuta.

Oladele explained that, the corps special patrol operations stopped and searched 6,546 vehicles.

He explained further that, 2,571 out of the stooped and searched vehicles were sent back to their various destinations for violating the interstate lockdown order.

The sector commander added that, out of the 776 apprehended, 110 were arrested for overloading and contravening traffic rules and regulations.

The sector commander maintained that, the arrests were made possible because of the joint operations of sister agencies to enforce the lockdown order.

He said “The erring motorists were arrested and prosecuted by the Special Mobile Courts, while their penalties ranged from fines to community service.

”The community service could be four hours of sweeping the road, washing road bridges and clearing of drainage channels among others,” he said.

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