FRSC warns officers against chasing after motorists

FRSC warns officers against chasing after motorists

- FRSC has cautioned its personnel to avoid giving chase to erring motorists even if the offence is very grave

- Spokesman of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem said the organisation's chief Boboye Oyeyemi was unhappy with such action

- Kazeem says what officers should do is take down license plate numbers of such motorists for proper discipline

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has warned its officers against chasing erring motorists no matter the traffic offence committed.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Corps spokesman Bisi Kazeem, gave the warning in a telephone interview with agency in Lagos on Saturday, April 13.

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Kazeem, who was reacting to media reports of an accident on Friday, April 12 in Ibadan following a chase by FRSC officers, noted that the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, frowned at the incident.

He said: “The Corps Marshal, Mr Boboye Oyeyemi, condemned the act as it is our rule that officers should not chase any erring motorist.

“Rather the vehicle number should be taken and the offender will in no time be arrested through our drivers’ licence portal.

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“As a paramilitary agency investigation must be carried out and if the officers are found guilty, they will be dealt with accordingly.”

Meanwhile, reported earlier that the FRSC, Oyo State Command, debunked media report of an accident allegedly claiming one life following a chase by its officers.

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Some newspapers had reported that FRSC officials chased a commercial Micra car with registration number, Lagos 831 DH into a fatal accident around Moniya area of Ibadan, leaving one person dead and four others injured.

But Seun Onijala, Oyo state FRSC spokesperson, said on Saturday, in Ibadan, that the accident involved six persons and three persons were injured while the remaining three persons were unhurt. ( -> We keep evolving to serve our readers better.

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