Traffic Offenders To Get Psychiatric Test


SAN FRANCISCO October 05, (THEWILL) – Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello, has directed the police command of the FCT to arrest and take traffic offenders to a psychiatric hospital for immediate test when arrested.

This was issued in a by statement by Muhammad Sule, Chief Press Secretary, with a directive that the FCT health and human services secretariat make ambulances available at traffic interchanges to convey any motorist arrested by the police to the hospital for the psychiatry test.

“Malam Bello instructed the police to also permanently station the speed bikes provided by the inspector-general of police at various traffic intersections for the purposes of sternly enforcing the directive,” the statement read.

“He remarked that the bills for the psychiatry test and administrative processes should be borne by the erring motorists to serve as a deterrent.

“The minister further instructed that if the arrested motorist is certified to be all right and medically fit by the psychiatric doctors, then the culprit should be prosecuted to face the consequences of his/her bizarre action.

“Malam Bello has thus directed the police to immediately commence the exercise.”

“The Nigeria police force has already deployed very senior officers within the ranks of assistant superintendent of police and inspectors to man the speed bikes to ensure high level of discipline from them to curb impunity and work in disciplined, efficient and effective manner.”

Story by David Oputah