Driver Who Assaulted FRSC Official Get Court Sentence

Man Bags Six Years Jail For Assaulting FRSC Marshal

Yemisi Izuora

A traffic offender, Mr Suaga J Terkumbur, has get court sentence for assaulting an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.

The Officer was said to be diligently carrying out his lawful duty along Wannune – Gboko Road on 9th January 2021, when the incident happened.

An Upper Area Court, sitting in Wannune,Tarka LGA, of Benue State, presided over by Aaga Torkaa ,Esq has on Wednesday 3rd March, 2021, convicted the road traffic offender.

The offender who was convicted on a 3 count charge resulting to bagging nine (9) months imprisonment was handed an option of fine amounting to the sum of N9,000.00. The Upper Area Court  also gave Mr Torkaa other conditions for bail, including the payment of the sum of N25,000.00 being the medical bill accrued as a result of the the injuries he inflicted on the Marshal Operative during the assault, and another sum of 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 duration of 30days from date of judgment after meeting all conditions as read during the judgment.

The Corps Marshal expressed utmost satisfaction with the outcome of the judgment as he 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.

The Corps also warned all motorists who derive pleasure in knocking down, assaulting and molesting FRSC personnel, to desist from the inhuman act as the Corps will always hunt them down and ensure that the law takes its due course.

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