The OYRTMA Mobile Court has begun hearing to treat different traffic offences committed by both private and commercial vehicle owners across the State.
The hearing, which commenced on Thursday, 20, August 2020, was led by His Worship Magistrate, O.K. Omotosho, who listened to different traffic offenders on separate charges while Barrister U. T. Alimi Esq. prosecuted for the Agency.
About forty-one traffic offenders were tried in court with various classes of offences and penalties. The list of penalties and offences as charged are listed below:
MTOP3- 8 offenders, MTF11- 12 offenders, MTOP2 – 1 offender, OVL- 7 offenders, MCR03- 7offenders, TSM08- 2 offenders, MTF1- 2 offenders, MTF10- 1 offender and MTF64- 1 offender. Forty traffic offenders were sentenced with a duration of two weeks to six months while one offender was discharged and acquitted on humanitarian ground.
Mr Sunday Okoronko, an okada rider, with plate number: NRK 922 QH, was released by the court after pleading that he had just been laid off by his previous employer due to COVID-19 pandemic as a result of its adverse effect on the company’s revenue.
In total, about sixteen Motorcycles, one Tricycle, eight Private Cars, fourteen Micras and two Trucks(one empty and one loaded) cases were treated.
Meanwhile, the Executive Chairman of the Authority, Mogaji (Dr.) Akin Fagbemi had earlier affirmed that the court process would be fair to all parties in its adjudications as it is been handled by seasoned Magistrates with an immense understanding of the laws governing road traffic management in Oyo State.
In his words, Dr Fagbemi said “let me state for the umpteenth time that the Governor Seyi Makinde administration is irrevocably committed to the fair airing of all traffic offenders before they’re being fined in accordance with provisions of the extant traffic laws of the State. It shall be a continuous process that would be fairly and transparently carried out”, he concluded.