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Benue FRSC seizes 200 Okada over helmet

By Peter Duru

MAKURDI – The Benue State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confiscated over 200 motorbikes from commercial motorcycle operators in Makurdi  for refusing to comply with the compulsory use of crash helmet as directed by the Federal Government.

Consequently, the Sector Commander of the Corps, Mr. Sobowale Gbenga-Oke, has warned that the command would not waiver in its determination to enforce full compliance to the directive by all motorcycle riders, emphasizing that the command would not also relent in ensuring the prosecution of offenders.

Gbenga-Oke who briefed newsmen shortly after addressing officers and men of the command over the issue, said as a Federal Government policy, the state Command was going all out to ensure full compliance and enforcement.

He recalled that the command, through the intervention of the state government, had allowed grace period to motorcycle riders in the state to acquire the protective gear.

He, however, warned that the grace period was over, hinting that the command was not going back on the directive, stressing that all states of the federation have complied with the directive except Benue.


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