The Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC has reportedly dismissed eighteen officers of the commission over crimes ranging from bribery, forgery, number plate racketeering and scandalous activities.
The development was confirmed on Friday, September 4 in a statement made available to newsmen by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem.
Kazeem in the statement titled ‘FRSC board approves the dismissal of 8, termination of the appointment of 10 and punishments for 10 other officers’ said the action was part of the commission’s effort to curb indiscipline and corrupt elements among many.
According to him, the decision was taken during the meeting of the FRSC board on Friday (today).
“The board of Federal Road Safety Commission has granted approval for the award of various degrees of punishment to 28 officers of the Corps in accordance with the provisions of the FRSC Regulation on Discipline,” Kazeem noted.
“The officers had been found culpable for desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, scandalous behaviour, drivers license racketeering, patrol misconduct, among others.”
“The sanctions consist of eight dismissals, 10 terminations of appointments, five reductions in ranks, and five loss of seniority.”
On his part, while reacting to the development, the FRSC Board Chairman, Bukhari Bello, warned personnel to desist from any act of indiscipline.
“The disciplinary actions are to serve as a deterrent to others who may form the habit of contravening established regulations and tarnishing the good image of the Corps,” Bello was quoted saying.
Also, the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, re-stated that his administration “will continue to operate on the tripod of Consultation, Reward and Punishment” and called on staff to “internalise the ideals of the founding fathers whose drive and commitment were geared towards saving lives.”
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