Driver bags 9 months in prison for assaulting FRSC official
An Upper Area Court, sitting in Wannune,Tarka LGA, of Benue State, presided over by Aaga Torkaa, Esq has on Wednesday March 3, convicted a road traffic offender whose name was given as Suaga J Terkumbur for assaulting an operative of the Federal Road Safety Corps diligently carrying out his lawful duty along Wannune – Gboko Road on 9th January 2021.
The offender who was convicted on a 3 count charge resulting to bagging nine (9) months imprisonment was handed an option of fine amounting to the sum of N9,000.00. The Upper Area Court also gave Mr. Torkaa other conditions for bail, including the payment of the sum of N25,000.00 being the medical bill accrued as a result of the injuries he inflicted on the Marshal Operative during the assault, and another sum of N5,000.00 as compensation for the uniform of the Staff that he tore.
The Court also ruled that the offender’s impounded vehicle should only be released by FRSC after duration of 30days from date of judgment after meeting all conditions as read during the judgment.