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Traffic offenders to undergo psychiatry test-FCTA Minister

By Henry Umoru

ABUJA- MINISTER of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA yesterday ordered the Nigeria Police Force, FCT Command to arrest any motorist that beats traffic lights in the Federal Capital Territory and take such persons to psychiatric hospital for immediate test.

According to him, the bills for the psychiatry test and administrative processes should be borne by the erring motorists to serve as a deterrent, adding that if the arrested motorist was certified to be alright and medically fit by the psychiatric doctors, then the culprit should be prosecuted to face the consequences of his/her bizarre action.

To achieve this, the FCTA Minister asked the Police to also permanently station the speed bikes provided by the Inspector-General of Police at various traffic intersections for the purposes of sternly enforcing the directive.

Speaking yesterday in Abuja, Malam Bello also directed the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat to make ambulances available at traffic interchanges to convey any motorist arrested by the police to undergo psychiatry test at the hospital.

Malam Bello has thus, directed the Police to immediately commence the exercise.

The Nigeria Police Force has already deployed very senior officers within the ranks of Assistant Superintendent of Police and Inspectors to man the speed bikes to ensure high level of discipline from them to curb impunity and work in disciplined, efficient and effective manner.


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