FRSC speaks on losing power to fine road traffic offenders

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has dismissed claims that it lacks the power to impose fines on road traffic offenders.

A statement on its website said the verdict of Justice J. T. Tsoho of the Federal High Court Lagos, in 2014, in Tope Alabi vs FRSC, with suit number (FHC/L/CS/1234/13), is no longer the law.

The agency pointed out that there exist other rulings that have overridden the 2014 ruling which was reached per incuriam.

It said: “In FRSC V Emmanuel Ofoegbu CA/L/412/ 2014 the Court of Appeal sitting in Lagos, overruled the judgment of the Federal High Court in Emmanuel Ofoegbu v FRSC and held that the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007 and the National Road Traffic Regulations (NRTR) 2012 were valid laws made pursuant to the 1999 Constitution and that the provisions of…

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