Eight persons who were arraigned on Tuesday, as part of Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline in collaboration with the Ghana Police Service, have been fined a total of four thousand cedis at the La District Magistrate Court.
Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, ASP Simon Tenku said the eight were part of 30 errant drivers who were arrested on Monday on the Spintex road.
“Ten suspects were presented at the court on Tuesday and out of the ten, nine were fresh cases from Monday’s operation and the other one was from a previous operation. And out of that number, one suspect was cautioned and discharged and eight were fined, totalling GHC 4,080,” he said.
[contextly_sidebar id=”tdo8Ko7jdXjJNlbCJ2BtJ5UC8keAJPEZ”]The La District Motor Court earlier slapped fines ranging from GHc 600 and GHc 700 on some drivers who were arraigned for breaking traffic regulations on the Tema Motorway.
Some of the motorists, including an expectant mother, were also cautioned.
The drivers who were fined included lawyers, law enforcement officers, bankers among others who made unlawful U-turns and drove on the shoulders of the Tema-bound section of the Accra-Tema Motorway.
The War Against Indiscipline campaign by Citi TV is also aimed at ensuring sanity on the road as well as putting pressure on duty bearers to enforce the law to stop indiscipline in the country.
The Police in partnership with Citi TV had in the last few days embarked on a number of operations where culprits caught breaking the laws are arrested and put before court.
#WAI, since it started, has charged citizens to be responsible while reporting other irresponsible drivers by filming them in a name and shame approach.