- Lemi Jonathan has called out the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allowing its officials use a van with four expired tyres
- Jonathan said the officials arrested and booked him because his vehicle tyre had expired, an offence they are also guilty of
- Meanwhile, Nigerians are not happy with the FRSC, with many people blasting the agency for what they call hypocrisy
Following allegations raised by a motorist, Lemi Jonathan, against the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for allowing its officials use a van with four expired tyres, Nigerians have reacted to the latest development.
According to Jonathan, officials arrested and booked him because his vehicle tyre had expired but when he checked the tyres of their patrol van used, he discovered that four of them were expired.
The Nation newspaper reports that Jonathan highlighted the fact that FRSC was guilty of the same offence he was booked for.
He was quoted by the newspaper to have wrote:
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“I encountered Road Safety personnel today from Afikpo Command. They stopped our vehicles and charged the second car with me with an expired tyre offense."
Here are reactions to the allegation on Facebook.
"This country is just too bad. The road we have is bad for tyres yet Road Safety officials are extorting us. Electricity is bad and PHCN/NEPA are giving us crazy bills and the prepaid meters tariffs re to expensive in price..
"And NNPC and Telecommunication companies won't be the last... They are all making life tough and rough for us. One liter of petroleum isn't pocket friendly, yet you are planning to increase it.
"What is our offence ? To the Government: Don't let this matter get out hand... If it does, masses could rise up and start fighting your staffs and could be brutal!"
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"Road Safety is an hypocritical corp. They're guilty as charged. So who will charge these rogue for breaching the law? They need to pay fine to every Nigerians they've illegally exploited."
"Country where you are forced to obtain road worthiness for your car, on roads that are not vehicle worthy."
David Oluwole Popoola
"Hypocrite agency. All they do is looking for vehicles that carry luggage and extort money from them. That's all."
"Why should I be surprised that road safety corps booked someone for using expired tyres while they themselves are using same when I am also stopped almost on a monthly basis by vehicle inspection officers for them to check for my vehicle's certificate of road worthiness when the roads are nowhere near worthy?"
Olugbile Felix Edobor
"80% of Nigerian law enforcement agencies are defaulters of the major crime arresting his citizens for, once they join military or paramilitaries they see themselves being above driver's licence, seat belt, passing one-way, use of hard drug."
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"I am highly disappointed with this report. I belong to this CDS group during my NYSC, we were taught how to detect expired Tyre and caution us also. Why are they like this?"
Delta state govt to sustain partnership with FRSC on safe roads in New Year
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Delta state governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, December 20, said his administration would sustain its partnership with FRSC to ensure safety on roads in the state, especially during the yuletide.
It was reported that Okowa stated this at a joint media briefing he held at Government House, Asaba, with the Corps Marshal of FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi, on traffic management in the state during the Christmas season.
He assured that the state government would continue to do all that was necessary to support the Corps in ensuring the free flow of traffic across the state.