Police arrest 26 drivers for overloading, margin humans, animals in Katsina
Police in Katsina State has began clamp down of drivers for various traffic related offences especially overloading and carrying passengers along with animals.
No fewer than 26 drivers were arrested to that regard, according to the Police public relations officer, SP Gambo Isah during a press briefing.
Below is the full brief:
motorists and arrested twenty six (26) drivers for various traffic related offences especially overloading and carrying passengers along with animals at Charanchi market, Katsina state
Sequel to the stakeholders’ meeting of Tuesday, 21/01/2020 held by the Commissioner of Police, Katsina state Command, CP Sanusi Buba, psc, and stakeholders in the transportation sector of Katsina state, comprising all Transport Unions in the state, Commander Federal Road Safety Corps and Katsina Vehicle Inspection Officer, where it was unanimously agreed that members will go out and sensitize their members against overloading and carrying animals in trailers and other vehicles together with passengers and other violation of traffic regulations.
After the expiration of the one week grace it became imperative for the Command to warn erring motorists that the command will not compromise its mandate of protecting life and property of citizens of Katsina state and fold its arms while innocent people perished in ghastly motor vehicle accidents.
Gentlemen of the Press, you may recall that on 19/01/2020 at about 21:00hrs, a ghastly motor accident involving a trailer loaded with cows and passengers occurred along Maiaddua – Shargalle road, claiming seventeen, while fourteen were injured.
On Sunday 2/02/2020 the Command began a clamp down on erring motorists and arrested twenty six (26) drivers for various traffic related offences especially overloading and carrying passengers along with animals at Charanchi market, Katsina state. Suspects will be charged to court for prosecution, while the exercise continues until there is total compliance to traffic laws and regulations in Katsina state.