Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal supreme court in Abuja has dominated that the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has the powers to enforce traffic rules on all public roads.
The weekday judgment delivered in favour of the corps resulted from a suit filed by one Pius Abu.
Mr Abu had suspect the FRSC of de jure internment his automobile for employing a phonephone and later internment his automobile in Abuja in might 2019.
According to newsmen, the complainant claimed he was understood by FRSC operatives at ECWA Junction, Wuse II, Abuja and that they impounded his Peugeot 306 automobile on might vi, 2019.
He any declared that the agency lacked the facility to enforce traffic law on the road not stipulated within the FRSC (Establishment) Act.
Meanwhile, Justice Chikere dominated that “It is wrong to limit the social control of the traffic rules to the roads listed within the Federal Road Safety Corps (Establishment) Act once the Act provides the second suspect (FRSC) to enforce the traffic rules on all public roads in different legislations.”
She conjointly declared that FRSC is authorised to arrest and prosecute anybody found to violate traffic rules on any public road.
Citing section thirty five of the FRSC Act, the choose control that the second suspect will impound any vehicle found to possess committed any offence within the Act.
Confirming the court’s ruling, the exponent of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeem aforementioned man Abu did sue the agency however the court dominated against him.
“This is that the second time a court can uphold this. the primary one was at a court of the next jurisdiction, Court of attractiveness. we tend to keep telling people who FRSC has the correct however they won’t simply listen,” he told newsmen in an exceedingly interview.