ICPC, FRSC, DSS JOINT OPERATION ARREST 37 FRSC MEN FOR EXTORTION

[FILE PHOTO] ICPC Spokesperson and Director, Public Enlightenment, Mrs. Rasheedat Okoduwa A joint inter-agency team led by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested 37 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) for allegedly extorting motorists on Nigerian highways.ICPC Spokesperson, Rasheedat Okoduwa in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the team, comprising officials of ICPC, FRSC and the Department of State Services (DSS), also arrested five persons said to be agents of the corps’ officials in a sting operation carried out simultaneously in the…

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WE DON’T HAVE FULL RECORDS ON ROAD ACCIDENTS IN NIGERIA, FRSC BOSS CONFESSES

[FILES] FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi. Photo/Twitter/FRSCNigeria The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said it has no full record of road traffic crashes in the country. The corps, which decried the problem of data management in the country, said there is need for robust and efficient data management and harmonisation among ministries, department and agencies saddled with the responsibilities of transport management. These were the assertions of Corps Marshal, FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, at the inaugural lecture series of the School of Transport (SOT), Lagos State University (LASU), in Ojo,…

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2 ANAMBRA FRSC OFFICIALS ARRESTED FOR KILLING COLLEAGUE

The Police in Anambra State have apprehended two Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials in Onitsha, who reportedly killed one of their colleagues. The Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr. Mustapha Dandaura, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident occurred in FRSC office in Onitsha on Thursday. “There was a problem between the Unit Commander and a staff. “Then, another officer entered into the unit commander’s office. In the process of defending the unit commander, the officer hit the deceased on the neck and he collapsed. “They…

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2 FRSC OFFICIALS ABDUCTED IN OSUN

Two FRSC officials abducted in Osun Adeolu Adeyemo / 4 hours ago Kidnappers have abducted two regular marshals of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) in Osun State. It was learnt that the two men were abducted at Erin-Ijesa on Akure-Ilesa Road while travelling to Akure, Ondo State. The abducted FRSC officials, whose surnames were not given, were identified as Baiyeguni and Abioye. The police confirmed the abduction. Police sources said a relative of the abducted officials reported the case to the command. The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Folashade Odoro,…

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FRSC ACADEMY TO AWARD DEGREES FROM SEPTEMBER

Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, FRSC The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Academy at Udi in Enugu State is to commence the award of degree certificates in September this year, the Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, announced on Tuesday in Abuja. Oyeyemi said that the FRSC was making steady progress to ensure that the academy was upgraded to a full-fledged degree awarding institution. “We are hopeful to be able to get approval to commence the degree programme by September,’’ he said at an event. “The adverts should be out by August…

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NEW DEPUTY CORP MARSHALLS, ASSISTANT CORPS MARSHALLS AND COMMANDERS ANNOUNCED IN FRSC

FRSC appoints four deputy corps marshals, 14 assistant corps marshals Premium Times Nigeria / Agency Report / 1 hour ago The Board of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has approved the elevation of four Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) to the rank of Deputy Corps Marshals (DCM). It also approved the promotion of 14 Corps Commanders (CC) to Assistant Corps Marshals (ACM) and 16 Deputy Corps Commanders (DCC) to the rank of Corps Commanders (CC). A statement by Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, in Abuja on Tuesday said this was in furtherance to…

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5 KILLED AS FRSC PURSUES DRIVER INTO A DITCH, SEE PIX

The affected vehicles at the scene of the crash No fewer than five persons were confirmed dead on Friday after a Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) van chased a taxi driver into a ditch along the Oyo-Ibadan Express road. The five passengers in the taxi died whie the FRSC officials escaped. The FRSC Hilux van with code No. 1139(3) was reported to have been in pursuit of presumed road traffic defaulters in a Nissan Micra vehicle with registration No. Lagos KSF 831. Although the FRSC state command was yet to…

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FRSC ENTITLED TO CARRY ARMS SAYS SGF

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha, says that Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) personnel are entitled to possessing arms and ammunition in performance of their duties Mustapha said this at the inauguration of 74 newly acquired FRSC operational vehicles and three ambulances in Abuja, on Friday. “Section 19 of the FRSC (Establishment) Act, 2007, stipulates that “personnel of the commission, who are exposed to high risk in the enforcement of the provisions of this act, shall have same powers, authorities and privileges, including power…

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REPS ASK FG TO PROCURE ARMS FOR FRSC

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to facilitate the procurement of arms and ammunitions for operations of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC). It said that bearing arms would help in protecting the commission’s personnel in the course of duty. This followed a motion by Rep. Bulus Maren (Plateau-PDP) on the “need to curb incessant attacks on personnel of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC).” In the motion, Maren expressed concern over rampant violent attacks, harassment and intimidation of personnel and offices of FRSC by highly-placed individuals,…

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