FRSC now has the power to demand fines from motorists for traffic offences

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has affirmed that the Federal Road Safety Commission has the power to demand fines from motorists for traffic offences without a prior prosecution in court.

The court reached this decision while dismissing the claim by a motorist, who dragged the FRSC to court for making him pay a fine for traffic offence without prosecution and demanded N10m as damages for the detention of his car.

Justice Taiwo Taiwo held that the FRSC did not offend Section 6 (6) of the Nigerian Constitution and Rules 166 and 220 of the National Road Traffic Regulations in demanding traffic offenders to pay fines for offences that fall within the purview of the National Road Traffic Regulations.

CC :PUNCH

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *