Corps Marshal Dauda Biu of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has denied the veracity of a “wrongly couched” document circulating among COs.
This information was released on Thursday in Abuja by FRSC spokesman Mr. Bisi Kazeem.
According to Kazeem, the relevant document was sent to Commanding Officers with instructions to stop putting patrol agents in offenders’ vehicles while they are impounded.
On the other hand, he said that the original order came from a memo dated September 12, 2023, and referred to as FRSC/HQ/OPS/94/VOLXVI/094.
However, this was viewed as a blanket prohibition on vehicle impoundment by the corps.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the corps marshal’s directive was a correction to an earlier one stating that vehicle impoundment had been barred pursuant to paragraph III of the aforementioned memorandum.
However, the corps marshal has ordered that, effective immediately, patrol teams may no longer place personnel in the vehicles of violators in order to transport them to impoundment on the pretense of a traffic violation.
The Corps “deeply regrets any confusion caused by the earlier memo” and “would like to inform the public that the current position of the Corps was as outlined in the corrected directive,” he explained.