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FRSC Abolishes Mobile Courts In N’East

Posted: Jul 30, 2015 at 2:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Patience Ogbodo-Iwuagwu  –  Bauchi


Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), Bauchi State command  has abolished the use of FRSC mobile courts in the state due to the insecurity challenges in North-East region.

The State Sector Commander, Ibrahim  Abubakar stated this while speaking with Journalist at the command’s headquarters in Bauchi on Wednesday.

Abubakar noted that mobile courts were established to prosecute traffic offenses such as the use of mobile phones while driving, driving on wrong lanes, giving of bribe to FRSC officers, assaulting of officers and dangerous driving.

According to him, “abolishment of mobile courts covers all the six states in the North-East zone which include Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, Gombe and Taraba, adding that security issues in the states are threats to mobile courts.

“ Since there are no mobile courts in the state, the command has come up with an alternative measure to enforce obedience to traffic rules and regulations.

“The measure the command has put in place as an alternative to mobile court is using other sister security agents like the army and mobile police to arrest offenders. Once the army or police make arrests, they hand them over to FRSC who now prosecute them in court.”

He said the  command had embarked on massive enlightenment campaigns in motor parks to educate motorists on the importance of using seat belts, proper maintenance of vehicles as well as ensuring that car headlights and wipers are functional. Abubakar stressed the need for the authorities of FRSC to  provide ambulances at every 50 kilometres on the highway, mobile clinics at FERMA offices and medium towing truck to save the lives of accident victims.