Court jails motorist for assaulting FRSC operative in Benue

A road traffic offender, Mr Suaga J Terkumbur, has been sentenced to nine months imprisonment for assaulting an operative of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) along Wannune-Gboko Road, Benue State.

Terkumbur was convicted om Wednesday at an Upper Area Court in Wannune, Tarka Local Government Area of Benue State, presided over by Aaga Torkaa for the offence he commited on the 9th January 2021.

The offender, who was arraigned on a 3-count charge, was handed an option of fine amounting to the sum of N9,000.00.

The Upper Area Court also gave the offender other conditions for bail, including the payment of the sum of N25,000.00 being the medical bill accrued as a result of the injuries he inflicted on the FRSC operative, and N5,000.00 as compensation for the uniform of the staff that he tore.

The court also ruled that the offender’s impounded vehicle should only be released by FRSC after 30 days from date of judgment after meeting all conditions as read during the judgment.

Meanwhile, the Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi had expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the judgment and vowed to put an end to knockdown and indiscriminate assault on FRSC personnel on the highway.

He also vowed to ensure the security of all personnel on patrol operations, traffic control, public enlightenment and rescue services.

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