Edo convicts two drivers for traffic offences
Drivers bag N50, 000 fine, to undergo psychiatric evaluation
A Mobile Court sitting in Benin City, Edo State has convicted two drivers in the metropolis for violating the state’s traffic laws.
The drivers are among those apprehended by the State Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) for driving against traffic, in a renewed effort to restore sanity on roads in Benin metropolis.
The offenders are Paul Robert, a Mitsubishi Bus driver with Vehicle Number RSH 514 XN and Mr. Tobechukwu Miracle, a Mitsubishi Bus driver with Vehicle Number BEN 12 ZZ.
They were asked to pay N50, 000 and to undergo psychiatric evaluation each.
Speaking to journalists on the incident in Benin City, Edo PUWOV Coordinator, Mukhtar Yusuf-Osagie, reaffirmed the government’s commitment to restore sanity on roads. He urged motorists to comply with the state’s traffic rules.
The PUWOV Coordinator said the government would sustain the campaign against one-way driving in the metropolis and ensure that all offenders are arrested and prosecuted.
He said: “Traffic laws are in place for the safety of all individuals on the road. Not only do these laws protect you and your passengers, they also protect other motorists, and must be duly complied with to ensure safety on our roads. Violations such as over- speeding, driving against traffic and all other forms of reckless driving put everyone at risk and will no longer be tolerated.
“We are encouraging other road users and motorists to report drivers who ply one-way on our roads. Members of the public can record motorists disregarding traffic regulations on our road and send videos of the recording to our WhatsApp Number.
When we get video recordings of such disregard of the state traffic rules, we will ensure we apprehend the drivers to face prosecution. We will continue to make efforts to ensure the free flow of traffic on our roads.”