Thirty-eight motorists were convicted on Friday by a mobile court set up by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), for various traffic offences at the end of its one week Yuletide special patrol along the Abuja-Lokoja express way.
The Gwagwalada unit commander of the FRSC, Assistant Corps Commander Nart Ugbo, who disclosed this to our reporter on Saturday, said a total of 47 motorists were arrested for committing traffic offences at Gwagwalada command.
He said the motorists committed various traffic offences which included, overloading, dangerous driving, over speeding, attempt to bribe officials on the road, seat belt violation among others.
He said two motorists were discharged by the mobile court after certifying their vehicle documents, saying the exercise was part of the commission’s effort to ensure sanity on roads across the country, especially at the peak of the yuletide season.
“And since November 27, before the setting up of the mobile court, the command was able to arrest 152 motorists for overloading alone, while some motorists, who escaped had their vehicles impounded,” he said.
The FRSC commander said the command was collaborating with various security agents and members of the transport union to ensure that motorists conveying travelers for Christmas abide by traffic rules and regulations.
Meanwhile, four persons were seriously injured in a motor accident which occurred on Saturday night near Con Oil filling station at Abaji, along the Abuja-Lokoja expressway.
A witness said the accident happened around 9:34 p.m. when a Toyota Camry car with registration number XC 396 ABC, lost control and crashed into a ditch after one of the tyres burst.
He said the injured passengers were taken to Abaji General Hospital by men of the FRSC, who came to the scene, while the unit commander, Moses Audu, confirmed the accident.