The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command and the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services have so far arrested 36 motorists for beating traffic lights and subjected them to psychiatric evaluation at the Karu Psychiatric Hospital.
This is sequel to the directive of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, to the FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force to arrest any motorist that beats traffic lights and be taken to a psychiatric test.
All the motorists arrested were conveyed in ambulances to the hospital for the test but were certified to be mentally fit. But they were made to pay fines to serve as deterrent after bearing the cost of the psychiatric test.
They were also been made to attend a compulsory three-day lecture at the headquarters of the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services on the importance of complying with traffic signs and road markings. The exercise that commenced on October 10 is a continuous, Daily Trust gathered. It would be recalled that the Nigeria Police Force recently deployed officers of the rank of ASP and Inspectors to man speed bikes to ensure discipline and curb impunity on the roads.