Dr. Kayode Olagunju, mni, Assistant Corps Marshal and Zonal Commanding Officer of FRSC

FRSC to Traffic Offenders: Pay Notice of Offence fines or risk arrests

*Commanding Officers in Zone 4 to circulate list of wanted traffic offenders, collaborate with other security agencies to track down fleeing lawbreakers ─Dr. Kayode Olagunju, mni, ACM and ZCO of FRSC

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

For failure to honour the seven-day grace period from their dates of arrests and issuance of Notice of Offence tickets, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Zone 4 Command comprising of Plateau, Benue and Nasarawa States of Nigeria, has advised all traffic offenders earlier arrested, but yet to redeem and effect payment of the fines to endeavour to do so immediately or risk arrests.

Dr. Kayode Olagunju, mni, Assistant Corps Marshal (ACM) and Zonal Commanding Officer (ZCO) of FRSC Zone 4, in Jos, Plateau State capital, in a statement by Terry Hoomlong, Deputy Route Commander (DRC) and Acting Zonal Public Education Officer of Zone 4 Wednesday, September 8 disclosed that these offenders who are already declared wanted after exceeding the seven-day grace period from the dates of arrests and issuance of Notice of Offence tickets are now being tracked.

The ACM and ZCO Zone 4 said that the Operatives of the Corps in a special operation tagged, “Operation Tracker” will be on the trail of the traffic offenders from 11th to 17th September, 2020.

Dr. Olagunju, however, stated that those who voluntarily report in any of the FRSC Offices nationwide and make payment for the fines as stipulated will not be prosecuted.

According to him, those arrested with the expired Notice of Offence tickets yet will have their vehicles impounded and the offenders prosecuted in line with Section 10 (4) of the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007 and the Regulation 220 of the National Road Traffic Regulations, 2012.

He explained that the prosecuted offenders face the risk of six (6) months’ imprisonment in addition to their fines.

Olagunju, in the statement, directed all the Commanding Officers in the Zone to circulate the list of wanted offenders and collaborate with sister security agencies in their areas of jurisdiction to track down these fleeing traffic offenders.

They are to also liaise with the Boards of Internal Revenue in their areas to also track down some of them at the point of renewing their vehicle and drivers’ licences.

The FRSC Zonal Commanding Officer further implored motorists to be mindful of the rainy season and Ember months rush in order to maintain safety on the roads.

He also enjoined road users to obey traffic rules and regulations always, while wishing all safe journey into the New Year and beyond.

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