The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has directed the immediate recall of a patrol team at the Egbeda Unit Command in Ogun State for allegedly assaulting a motorist.
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, gave the order in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Assistant Corps Marshal Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem.
An officer of the corps had been captured in a viral video slapping a yet-to-be-identified motorist who confronted him for allegedly breaking his windscreen.
Reacting, FRSC said the officer’s action was tantamount to incivility, stressing that the provocative act as captured on camera “is a complete contravention of the Federal Road Safety Corps’ standard operating procedures for officers on patrol operations”.
According to the statement, the Corps Marshal also directed the Corps Intelligence Office alongside the Corps Provost Office to commence “with immediate effect, a full and comprehensive investigation into the entire circumstances that propelled the officer into the uncivil act and make necessary recommendations for swift administrative action”.
He stated that FRSC is an ISO-certified organisation that does not condone indiscipline or compromise standards when rendering service to the public.