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State government to try traffic offenders in new court

Cross River state government has set up a traffic court, in order to persecute offenders.

Traffic Court

Confirming this, the Special Adviser on Department of Public Transportation (DoPT), Mr. Gabriel Okulaja, spoke on the new court.

According to him, the court gives traffic offenders the opportunity to defend themselves.

"There is provision for prosecution after every arrest because there is now a traffic court to give them an opportunity to present themselves before an independent assessor, not just taking the word of the traffic officer on the road. So, if a traffic officer apprehends you, he should take you to court or you should ask to be taken to a court", he said.

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