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FRSC patrol team recalled following motorist assault incident

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has taken swift action in response to an incident involving the assault of a motorist by a patrol team. Corps Marshal Dauda Biu has directed the immediate recall of the patrol team stationed at the Egbeda unit command in Ogun State. The decision came after a video capturing a member of the patrol team slapping a motorist went viral.

The FRSC deemed the officer’s behavior as a clear act of incivility and a violation of the standard operating procedures for officers on patrol operations. The incident occurred when the motorist confronted the officer over an alleged windscreen damage caused by the officer. Such conduct goes against the values upheld by the FRSC, an ISO-certified organization committed to maintaining discipline and adhering to high service standards when serving the public.

In light of the viral video and the officer’s inappropriate actions, the Corps Marshal has instructed the Corps Intelligence Office and the Corps Provost Office to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident. This comprehensive investigation will uncover all the circumstances that led to the officer’s uncivil behavior. Based on the findings, necessary recommendations for swift administrative action will be made.

The recall of the patrol team underscores the FRSC’s commitment to ensuring accountability and professionalism among its personnel. It serves as a reminder that the actions of individual officers reflect upon the entire organization. By taking decisive action and initiating an investigation, the FRSC aims to address the issue promptly and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.

The public’s trust in the FRSC and its officers is of utmost importance, and incidents like these can erode that trust. The Corps Marshal’s response sends a strong message that misconduct will not be tolerated within the organization. The FRSC continues to work towards improving road safety, and incidents like this serve as reminders of the importance of maintaining professionalism and upholding the values of the organization.

As the investigation unfolds, it is essential for the FRSC to communicate its actions and findings to the public, ensuring transparency and accountability. By doing so, the FRSC can maintain its reputation as a reliable and responsible institution focused on ensuring the safety and well-being of road users across the country

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