The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, in Ogun State has received commendation from Nigerians for detaining a motorist who allegedly offered one of its officers N200 bribe to evade arrest after breaking traffic rules on Abeokuta/Lagos Expressway.
They have also seized the vehicle and vowed to prosecute the motorist for offering the bribe.
The corps, which also said it had seized 50 vehicles for violating traffic rules, said all offenders would be prosecuted.
Speaking in Abeokuta, the FRSC Commander in Itori in Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, Mr. Fatai Bakare, said the motorists were arrested for committing traffic offences while plying the road.
“One of the motorists tried to bribe one of our officers with N200 after he violated traffic rules; we are going to add to his charges,” he told Vanguard.
He said some of the offences they committed were dangerous driving, light sign and caution signs violations, seat belt violation.
Bakare said the unit would not spare any traffic offender no matter how well-placed they are in the society. “Our main aim of the patrol is to reduce drastically and if possible face out accidents and loss of human lives on our roads; we are going to give it our best to achieve our aim.
“Lives are lost on a daily basis due to avoidable accidents, nonchalant attitudes, carelessness and total disregard for traffic laws and regulations. We are to protect lives by making roads safer for everyone, anyone who runs foul of the laws and regulations shall be made to face the music squarely, no sacred cows at all, ” he said.
He, thereafter, warned motorists to observe all rules and laws while driving.
Probably if the Police and other law enforcement agencies could emulate this, Nigeria would be a less corrupt nation.
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