Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
Federal Road Safety Corps, (FRSC) Rivers State Command has warned officers and men of the corps against collection of bribe from motorists.
This was contained in a communiqué issued in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital yesterday, after a meeting of all the security outfits in the state tagged, ‘Crashing the crash on the roads, especially during the festive period patrol operations.
Speaking at the 1-Day Workshop for Commanding Officers and Principal Officers, organized by the FRSC zone 6 Headquarter Port Harcourt, the Assistant Commanding Zonal Officer, Jonas Agwu, stressed the need for a strengthened collaboration among the agencies to reduce road accidents.
Agwu also disclosed that the Nigerian Police Force and the Army, comprising of the military and the Navy have partnered the FRSC to checkmate the excess in the use of siren.
He threatened a clampdown on the use of indiscriminate siren by escort teams and driving against the traffic and other form of road offenses.
He said reduction in accident cases can only be achieved when all agencies play a role in regulating the activities of road users.
He, however, warned against collection of tips from traffic offenders without allowing the law to take its course, adding that anyone caught would be punished.
Meanwhile, the Garrison Commander, 2 Bridged, Port Harcourt, Lieut. Col, Timothy Opurum stressed the need for all agencies to see the responsibility of ensuring that road accidents reduce to a barest minimum as a business of all.
Opurum suggested the use of road blocks in a short distance on the road and waterways, to reduce over speeding by motorists.