Meet Hon. Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, the newly appointed President of the Court of Appeal who spends her free time controlling traffic.
Following the murder of her son by a hit-&-run driver 8 years ago, Just. Dongban-Mensem, now spends part of her time controlling traffic in Abuja.
As a result, she thinks she can play a major role in changing the psyche of Nigerian drivers and ensuring proper knowledge of the road.
The new President of the appellate judicial arm of government, says many drivers in Nigeria do not understand the rules.
While she never knew the driver who killed her son, she is determined to touch as many road users as she can, and save as many lives as possible.
Apart from ensuring free flow of vehicles in the nation’s capital, she also visits motor parks to educate drivers.
“The President’s approval of the appointment of Justice Mensem, followed the recommendation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria in line with the provisions of Section 238(4) & (5) of the 1999 Constitution as amended”, the statement said.
The 62-year-old has also set up a non-profit organisation named after her late son to educate motorists about safety and she also plans to establish a driving school for potential commercial drivers, where they can receive training free-of-charge.