Between 1st January and 31st May, 2022, the Mile 38 Traffic Department has charged a total of 125 drivers to court with various traffic offences ranging from dangerous driving, careless and inconsiderate driving, carrying goods and passengers, overloading and several others. This was revealed by DSP Alfred Turay (Masiaka DTO) in a meeting held at the LUC’s Office, Masiaka Division on 2nd June, 2022.

DSP Turay added that the sum of Le 62, 500,000 (Sixty Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand Leones) was paid into the national consolidated fund through court fines and other charges levied on the charged drivers, thereby topping the chart amongst Traffic Departments in the SLP.

He continued that, although there are numerous challenges in the Traffic Department, his team of Traffic personnel have been able to be resilient and succumb to all forms of challenges in order to do the needful.

According to the Officer Commanding Mile 38 Checkpoint, Superintendent of Police, Mr. Foday Sorie Fodanah, Mile 38 Checkpoint has been able to discover several anomalies occasioned by searches made on vehicles.

He highlighted that in recent times, due to his robustness and efficiency, he arrested some free quality education materials, narcotic and dangerous drugs as well as several other criminals who intended to traffic illegal materials across the checkpoint, including an impersonator who claimed to be a Superintendent of Police.

“I will continue to be more robust in executing my checkpoint duties in ensuring the stoppage of illegal materials into the capital city and other parts of the country” superintendent Foday assured.