FCT minister orders psychiatric tests on traffic offenders
The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, has directed the FCT Police Command to arrest any motorist that beats traffic lights in Abuja for psychiatric evaluation.
The minister also instructed the FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat to make ambulances available at traffic interchanges to convey any motorist arrested by the police to undergo psychiatric test in the hospital.
Bello, who gave the order on Wednesday in Abuja, instructed the police to permanently station speed bikes, provided by the Inspector-General of Police, at various traffic intersections for the purposes of sternly enforcing the directive.
“The bills for the psychiatry test and administrative processes should be borne by the errant motorists to serve as a deterrent,” the minister stated.
Bello further instructed that if the arrested motorist was certified to be alright and medically fit by doctors, then the culprit should be prosecuted for traffic violation and made to bear the consequences of his action.