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The Osun Police Command, in conjunction with the judiciary, has set up mobile courts to try motorists arrested for violating traffic laws.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Olafimihan Adeoye, made this known at a media briefing in Osogbo.

Adeoye said that the move was to enforce sanity and discourage lawlessness on the highways.

According to him, any motorist who broke the traffic laws will be arrested and tried by the courts.

He said that emphasize would be on offenses like covering of vehicle number plates, driving without valid documents and a driver licence.

Adeoye said police have the statutory duty of enforcing the law, adding that there would not be a duplication of roles with the sister agencies.

He said that the Police Public Relations Unit has been educating motorists to regularize their documents to avoid arrest and prosecution.

Adeoye said four suspected armed robbers that specialized in stealing commercial motorcycles had been arrested and seven motorcycles recovered from them.