by Isi Esene
Four Federal Road Safety officers were recommended for dismissal by a constituted disciplinary committee over allegations of receiving a N3,000 bribe from motorists on July 21 in Ogere, Ogun State.
The Federal Road Safety Corps members operate under the Zone 2 division of the road safety organisation which comprises Lagos and Ogun States.
Zonal commanding officer, Ademola Lawal, said the officers were found guilty by the disciplinary committee, and have been recommended for dismissal.
According to Lawal, FRSC had zero tolerance for corruption, thus corps members are not allowed to go on patrol with more than two hundred naira, and the sum must be declared before they go out on patrol.
“This is done in other to achieve the reduce extortion level among our men.
“Whenever we search any officer, the money found on them must correspond with the amount declared by such officer.
“If we find more than that, then you must explain the source of the cash in your pocket. Their inability to defend why they were found with such amount led to their recommendation for dismissal.”
Lawal reportedly said a surveillance team found N3,000 on the accused officers and they could not explain the source, an offense which is punishable by dismissal.