The Kwara Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has declared its intention to take legal action against motorists found engaging in the act of offering bribes to FRSC personnel in the state. Mr. Fredrick Ogidan, the state Sector Commander, issued this warning during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Ilorin.
Ogidan reported that in the first half of the year, 42 individuals were apprehended in the state for attempting to bribe road marshals. Consequently, from now on, anyone caught or reported attempting to bribe road marshals will face prosecution.
He emphasized, “The individuals who were apprehended were documented and fined for their infractions. However, instead of paying their fines, they chose to attempt bribing their way out. But let me make it clear that the rules have changed. If you are caught attempting to bribe marshals on the road, we will take you to court. Cease offering bribes or be prepared to face the consequences. There will be no leniency for violators.”
The sector commander also urged motorists in the state to promptly report any personnel who solicit bribes from them and encouraged them to call his official line at 08077690801 to file complaints.
He advised motorists to avoid overloading their vehicles, as it can lead to accidents or tire blowouts, resulting in fatalities. Ogidan stressed the importance of prioritizing safety over profit, stating, “Your safety should always come first before your financial gains. Exercise caution and avoid taking unnecessary risks on the road.”
He assured the public that the FRSC would continue to fulfil its responsibilities diligently to ensure the safety of all road users.
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