Posted by News Express | 28 May 2016 | 2,203 times
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), RS10, Sokoto Zone, has arrested 7,584 traffic offenders from January to date, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Mr Olumide Olagunju, the Assistant Corps Marshal, and the Zonal Commanding officer, RS10 Sokoto, made the disclosure in an interview with NAN in Sokoto.
Olagunju said the offenders were arrested in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.
He said of the 7,584,149 offenders were prosecuted and 131 were successfully convicted, while eight of them were discharged.
Olagunju said that 132 road traffic crashes were recorded in the states within the period under review.
“Sixty-nine persons were killed while 419 persons sustained various degrees of injury in road accidents that occurred from January to date.”
He said further that seat-belt violation was the major offence recorded during the period.
“We will continue to educate road users on the need to adhere to traffic rules and regulations to prevent road accidents.” (NAN)
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