The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to dismiss any of its personnel found extorting motorists. Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem gave the warning while reacting to the recent arrest of 37 FRSC operatives for alleged extortion of motorists on the highways.
The FRSC management had, in a complaint to the ICPC, said the incidents of extortion were rife in Kaduna, Bauchi, Abia, Rivers, Kogi and Ogun States.
Kazeem, however, said that the magnitude of the penalty would depend on the gravity or weight of the evidence and exhibit against personnel involved in the act. “We abhor corruptive tendencies. There are internal mechanisms, the Corps Marshal Monitoring Unit and Surveillance and Intelligence Unit.
“There is also zonal commanding officers unit of surveillance and monitoring, sector commanders unit, all aimed at checking excesses of marshals. “The corps marshal felt that reports concerning the issue of extortion is getting alarming and didn’t want to stop at internal mechanism,’’ he stated.