A combined team of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC), the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has arrested 33 officers of the FRSC for extorting motorists on the nation’s highways.
This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the spokesman of the ICPC, Azuka Ogugua, adding that the raids were carried out simultaneously in five locations nationwide.
“Those arrested were five FRSC officials and a civilian at Onitsha Head Bridge and 11 FRSC officials on Awka – Onitsha Road, both in Anambra State; eight FRSC officials on Calabar – Bakassi Road, Cross River State; four FRSC officials at Hawan Kibo, Jos Road, Plateau State; and five FRSC officials on Oboloafor – Enugu Road, Enugu State. In all, 33 FRSC officials and one civilian were arrested in the raids.”
Ogugua further disclosed that a total sum of N45,875 was recovered from the suspects during the operation, an amount classified as proceeds of their extortion activities.