26 FRSC officials in 4 states arrested for extorting money from motorists on highway


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Men in uniform aren't above the law! The ICPC has arrested 26 FRSC officials for extorting money from motorists on the highway following the complaints sent to FRSC management. See how the arrest was done!

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has arrested 26 Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officers for the alleged offence of extorting cash from motorists on the highway. Following complaints by road users across the country of being harassed by FRSC officials, management of the Corps filed a complaint to this effect.


FRSC officials on duty on the highway

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According to a statement signed by Rasheedat Okoduwa, ICPC Spokesperson, the arrest was carried out in a joint operation called “Operation Tranquility,” involving the ICPC and some other federal government agencies.

The operation was executed in four states of the nation including Ondo, Yobe, Zamfara and Imo from October 2 to October 5, 2019.

The total number of people arrested was 27 including 9 FRSC personnel and 1 civilian in Imo, 8 FRSC personnel in Zamfara, 5 FRSC personnel in Ondo and 4 FRSC personnel in Yobe.

The concluding part of the statement read thus:

“Various sums of money were allegedly found on the arrested corps officials and the civilian during the operation before they were taken into ICPC custody.

“All the officials and the civilian arrested have been granted administrative bail pending their prosecution by the commission at the conclusion of the investigations.”

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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