Benin Residents Get Mobile Court's' As Christmas Gift
It is Christmas and everyone is in the mood of giving gifts, just that sometimes not all gifts are exciting gifts,
In Benin, the capital of Edo State, residents are getting gifts from a mobile court set up to handle criminal offences like those related to traffic.
The only sad thing is that this is not a gift that brings nothing of joy to the receiver, but sadness.
At least 93 persons have been convicted for various road traffic offences by a Mobile Court of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Edo Command.
The Edo Sector Commander of the Corps, Mr Anthony Oko, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin that 117 road traffic offenders were prosecuted and 24 of them discharged at the two mobile sittings done on Wednesday and Thursday.
He said that setting up the mobile court was part of the measures taken to enforce “Operation Zero Tolerance” to ensure safety on the roads in the state during the Yuletide.
The sector commander said that the Chief Magistrate, Evelyn Edokpayi, presided over the proceedings.
According to him, the command planned to have 12 mobile court sittings between December 19 and January. 15, 2019.
He disclosed that the prevailing offences from the records of the court sittings held so far were tyre violation, speed limiting device violation and use of mobile phones while driving, among others.
The sector commander also said that the command had deployed 416 personnel for special patrol before, during and after the Yuletide with 21 patrol vehicles also deployed.
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