Police arrests three who attack FRSC officers

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) at Igbo-Ukwu, Anambra has arrested three persons who are allegedly in  connection with a recent mob attack on a patrol team.

This was made known by the agency in Abuja,by the Spokesman’s of the FRSC, Mr Bisi Kazeem, he said the suspects were arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Anambra State Police Command.

According to him, the three are suspected to be part of the mob that attacked the FRSC personnel after an offending commercial motorcyclist fell while trying to evade arrest by the team.

Earlier, there was speculation on the Internet that the FRSC patrol team was mobbed for allegedly demanding bribe at Ichida also in Anambra.

But Kazeem issued a statement, dismissing the rumour as not correct.

“The true position is that an offending Okada man who sighted our personnel on normal patrol, suddenly turned to escape arrest and fell in the process.

“His fall attracted sympathy from miscreants and other Okada men who then seized the opportunity to mob the personnel,” he said.

Kazeem said efforts were being made to apprehend “the other miscreants and ‘Okada’ riders for prosecution”.

Reacting to the arrests, Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, commended the Inspector-General of Police and the Police Command in Anambra for their prompt action.

Oyeyemi enjoined them to fish out others at large for prosecution so as to serve as deterrent to potential offenders.

“The Corps Marshal said the FRSC would continue to cooperate with other sister agencies in the discharge of its statutory duties.

He added,”that the Corps would no longer tolerate the harassment, assault and victimisation of its personnel on flimsy excuses and trivial issues.”

Source: ( PM News )

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  • The FRSC should get ready for more attacks. They have become terrible.They waylay innocent Nigerians at critical hours- while people are going to work or taking their children to school early in the morning or while going to church on Sunday mornings. Even the police avoids disturbing people at such hours. They make sure they look for a fault and even if your fire extinguisher has not expired, they either say it is not meant for cars but for Okadas or shake it and say it has expired. They brandish their tickets at people, may stop up to 7-8 cars at a time and ask for bribe sometimes up to N5000 and when you refuse, they issue tickets.

    When you pay for renewal of driving licence, they issue your a certiificate from a driving school you never attended. Prof. Wole Soyinka should wake up before the FRSC of today messes up his legacies with teribble corruption in this era of change.

    FRSC is now TERROR on the roads

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