The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command in collaboration with the officers of the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services have arrested 36 motorists for beating traffic lights in the city.
The violators have also been subjected to psychiatric evaluation at the Karu Psychiatric Hospital. This was sequel to the directive of the FCT Minister, Muhammad Musa Bello, for the FCT police command to arrest any motorist that beats traffic lights in the FCT and be taken to psychiatric hospital for immediate test. All the motorists so far arrested and conveyed in ambulances to the hospital have undergone psychiatric tests at the hospital but were certified by the doctor to be medically fit. Those arrested have been fined to serve as a deterrent after bearing the cost of the psychiatric test.
Meanwhile, the culprits have also been made to attend a compulsory three-day lecture at the headquarters of the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services on the importance of complying with traffics signs and road markings.
The exercise which the police commenced on October 5 on the directive of the minister is a continuous one as it has entered second week. The police recently deployed very senior officers within the ranks of Assistant Superintendent of Police and Inspectors to man the speed bikes to ensure high level of discipline from them to curb impunity and work in disciplined, efficient and effective manner.