Oyo Begins Traffic Offenders’ Trial Today

Traffic offenders caught by the men of Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency in the state will face the law immediately.

The Executive Chairman of OYRTMA, Dr Akin Fagbemi, disclosed this when the Chief Magistrate of the State Mobile Court, Moruff Mudashiru, visited him in Ibadan on Monday.

He said the mobile court would start sitting on Wednesday.

Fagbemi urged the court to ensure fair and speedy trial of offenders to minimise what he called the culture of indiscipline by some road users in the state.

He expressed the readiness of the agency to work closely with the judiciary to end violation of traffic rules.

The OYRTMA chairman said, “We are ready to work with the mobile court to bring to the barest minimum, the culture of road indiscipline by some road users who will not respect the rights of others on the road by parking indiscriminately, driving against the traffic among other sundry illegalities on the roads.

“By Wednesday, the court will start trying offenders and we will give the mobile court the best of our support to make their job easier and prompt to ensure sanity is returned to our roads,” Fagbemi said.

He urged the court to ensure speedy trials in line with global practices and dictate of the traffic laws of Oyo State and the developmental agenda of the state Governor, Mr Seyi Makinde.

The Chief Magistrate, Moruff Mudashiru, said sanity would be returned to the highways and major roads across the state as all traffic offenders would be tried fairly without recourse to social status, creed, gender, religion or political affiliations.

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