...Tita Onyebuchi, Nze  >> Awka >> 10th Nov, 2021

The Anambra State Command of the FRSC has said it recorded a total number of 110 Road accidents, 37 lives lost and 5,503 persons arrested for various traffic offences within a period of 7months.

Addressing Newsmen in an elaborate Press Conference at the Command Hall of the FRSC headquarters Awka, the Sector Commander, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi stated that within the period under review, May to November 2021, the Anambra State Command of the FRSC arrested a total number of 5,503 traffic offenders involved in 6, 687 offences, stating that 3 of the offenders were prosecuted and jailed within the period.

The Sector Commander stated that the Command also recorded a total of 27 fatal incidences that claimed a total number of 37 lives while 239 victims escaped with varying degrees of injuries.

The Anambra FRSC boss stated that the Command has however put necessary measures in place to make the Yelutide season a movement free period for motorists and other road users in the State; stating that the Anambra State government and other stakeholders have re-assured the Command of their support for a hitch-free operations during and after the Christmas and new year period.

The Sector Commander explained that some critical traffic flashpoints which have been identified in the State include: Onitsha - Metropolis, Onitsha - Owerri road, Ihiala, Umunze, Awka metropolis, Amansea, Oye -agu junction /Abagana, Nnobi junction and Eke Awka among others; saying that some of the operational strategies already in place include, the depatch of 407 regular Marshals, 600 special Marshals to strategic points; assuring that palliative repairs are being done on major failed portions and potholes in affected roads scattered across the State.

Corps Commander Irelewuyi used the opportunity to appeal to road users moving across Anambra State within the period to maintain safe speed and obey traffic rules and regulations, while also appealing for the cooperation of traffic managers in all the metropolis for a free and safe traffic Yelutide season ■END

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