FRSC sanctions patrol team for manhandling Abuja female motorist

FRSC Corps Marshal Boboye Oyeyemi

Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi, has directed the sanction of a team of FRSC personnel for harassing a female motorist in Abuja.

The incident became public knowledge after a video of it went viral on social media.

In the video, the FRSC officials are seen manhandling a female motorist for flouting the government’s stay-at-home order.

The FRSC, in a statement on Wednesday by its spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, announced its action towards the officials’ conduct.

The statement read: “The attention of the Federal Road Safety Corps has been adequately drawn to a video currently dominating the social media sphere about a motorist who had an encounter with FRSC Personnel in the course of carrying out the ongoing enforcement of Presidential/National directive on ‘Stay At Home’.

“After a careful study and analysis of the video and what transpired in it, the Corps wishes to inform the public that the following proactive measures have been taken;

“That the Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered the immediate withdrawal of the entire FRSC Team involved in the unprofessional and uncivil act.

“That the action of the Officers involved in that episode is completely contrary to the Core Values and Operational Ethics of the Corps and the Corps frowns at it.

“That the Corps Marshal has directed that the entire team be queried and sanctioned in accordance with FRSC relevant regulations on discipline.”

The statement urged the public to remain calm and comply with all directives on lockdown and social distancing.