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Nigerians Laud FRSC for Detaining Motorist who Offered N200 Bribe after Breaking Traffic Rules

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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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Adeola Adeyemo is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from University of Lagos. However, her passion is writing and she worked as a reporter with NEXT Newspaper. She believes that anything can be written about; anything can be a story depending on the angle it is seen from and the writer's imagination. When she is not writing news or feature articles, she slips into her fantasies and creates interesting fiction pieces. She blogs at www.deolascope.blogspot.com

11 Comments

  1. Lola

    August 7, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Seriously?!?! Wide eyed…..iranu

  2. Luv

    August 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Incredible. Good on them.

  3. ofilispeaks

    August 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    bullsh#t…pardon my English. But if the guy offered them like N1000 instead of N200 this article will not exist and that is the sad truth. We will get there one day, but when I see an officer rejecting a N2000 to N2500 bride I will stand up and pay attention. Everyone know you can almost get slapped for offering an officer less than N500…I know because it still hurts…lol.

    • Iris

      August 7, 2012 at 6:23 pm

      ‘…I know because it still hurts…’ LMBAO

  4. [email protected]

    August 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    This is not worth all the accolades plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. We waste time on cheap publicity in this country. Bullshit

  5. jossy

    August 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    If the motorise has offered at least #5000 this article wouldn’t have been published we a̶̲̥̅̊l̶̲̥̅̊l̶̲̥̅̊ know how it’s done

  6. oma

    August 7, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    thats nice – but i tihnk they should focus on the ones on Badagry road ..all buses openly pack and conductors jump dpwn to settle them every day! if in doubt you senior officers for a change wear mufti and enter buses then you will see the high level of corruption!

  7. kevin

    August 7, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Wa la dey ooo dat good

  8. sanaa

    August 8, 2012 at 12:18 am

    What this article says is “when bribing, ensure denominations of over N200 naira is offered otherwise you ain’t going nowhere except prison”.
    End of public announcement.

  9. Princess of Zion

    August 8, 2012 at 11:43 am

    He should be commended and they should be encouraged to do the same with even higher amounts! I know there are honest people out there; they should be honoured!

    http://www.princessofzion.wordpress.com

  10. neon

    August 8, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    as someone says on twitter #yeyedeysmell

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