Federal Road Safety Corps to dismiss personnel found extorting motorists


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to dismiss from service any of its personnel found extorting motorists.

The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, gave this warning in Abuja.

Kazeem said this while disclosing the recent arrest of 37 FRSC operatives for alleged extortion of motorists on the highways.

A team comprising the FRSC, ICPC and DSS recently made the arrest of the erring personnel.

The FRSC management had in a complaint to ICPC said the incidents of extortion were rife in six states; Kaduna, Bauchi, Abia, Rivers, Kogi and Ogun.

Kazeem, however, said the magnitude of the penalty would depend on the gravity or weight of the evidence and exhibit against personnel involved in the act.