Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA) has said that its activities are not to inflict pains on the people but rather to ensure a sustainable environment as well as to inject orderliness and control into the road traffic system in the state.
The Chairman of the Agency, Col. Tayo Ishola (rtd.) stated this at the weekend during the mobile court sitting to try traffic offenders at the secretariat, Ibadan.
At the proceedings, out of the seven people whose vehicles were apprehended and arraigned before the Presiding Magistrate Maaruf Mudasiru, three were discharged and acquitted while the four found guilty were fined for violating the State’s Traffic Laws.
Col. Ishola (rtd.) advised that any individual whose vehicle has been impounded by OYRTMA to seek redress at the Court or pay their fines in the alternative.
He therefore enjoined road users, motorists and the general public to abide by the State Road Traffic Laws and develop a culture of orderliness, noting that OYRTMA would continue to ensure road safety in the state.
Speaking on the court proceedings, the Presiding Magistrate, Maaruf Mudasiru said the introduction of the court by the State Government, is in line with the law that established Oyo State Road Traffic Management Authority (OYRTMA, 2009), in ensuring justice, sanity and civility among road users.
He added that the court will be operating in line with the constitution without bias and consequently enjoined road users, motorists and general public to abide by the State Road Traffic Laws.
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