BY ABDULGAFAR OLADIMEJI, Kano
Kano state Road Traffic Agency has arrested over 300 motorcyclists for allegedly violating rules, while driving on roads spread across different parts of the ancient city.
The public relations officer of the agency, Muritala Salisu Abdullahi, who confirmed the arrest, said the erring motorcyclists were apprehended for diverse offenses, including, the useage of ear piece, conducting mobile phone communication.
According to him, the operation, which commenced last Thursday, led to the arrest of over 180 motorcyclist, who defy the law by conveying passengers on their rear seats.
He explained that, the exercise is a special operation launched to curb the rampant violation of the state law, which prohibit motorcyclist from carrying passengers on their back seats.
Despite the mass sensitization exercise, to enlighten motorcyclist on the rules guiding the conveying of passengers on motorcycle, many road users are defiant, prompting the decision to launch a special operation, to stem the tide, Abdullahi said.
Counsel to the agency, Barrister Lamido Soron Dinki in an exclusive chat with Daily Leadership pointed out that the arrested traffic offenders, acted in contrast to the provisions of the state traffic regulatory laws promulgated by Kano state House of Assembly in 2013.
He disclosed that those arrested have been arraigned before a court with inherent jurisdiction, where they were handed fines as a penalty for the offences committed
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