Traffic offenders caught by the men of Oyo State Road Traffic Management Agency (OYRTMA) in the state will now face the wrath of the law immediately they are arrested.
The Executive Chairman of OYRTMA, Dr. Akin Fagbemi disclosed this on Monday when the Chief Magistrate of State Mobile Court, Magistrate Moruff Mudashiru paid him a visit at his Ibadan office.
He disclosed that the mobile court set up to try violators of traffic regulations would start sitting on Wednesday, September 18, 2019.
Fagbemi charged the court to ensure fair and speedy trial of offenders to minimize what he called the culture of indiscipline by some road users in the state.
He expressed agency’s readiness to work closely with the judiciary to bring the nuisance constituted by traffic violators, assuring that his men have been trained to be civil in their approach to motorists on the road.
The OYRTMA boss maintained that motorists whose vehicles were confiscated or impounded by the officers of the agency would be made to face the Mobile court and get speedy trial across the state.
“We are ready to work with the Mobile court to bring to 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 went on to solicit for the commitment of the court in speedy adjudication of all cases in line with global best practices and dictates of the traffic laws of Oyo State so as to oil the wheels of development championed by the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde.