FRSC Demotes Officers For The Assault Of A Man Who Stripped In Benin

The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has punished some of its officers by demoting them for being involved in an altercation with a tricycle rider in a video recorded in Benin, Edo state.

The traffic offender was also charged to court.

A panel constituted by the Corps conducted an investigation into the incident, after which the officers were demoted. It was recommended of the panel being that the 7-man patrol team involved in the incident be sanctioned with the award of loss of seniority and reduction in rank.

The case against the erring driver was filed in charge number; MEV/177C/2020, on 22 July, 2020 before His Worship, Magistrate( Mrs )E. Ojehumen at the Evbuoriaria Magistrate Court 8, Sapele road, Benin.

The defendant, during the proceedings pleaded not guilty to a 2 count charge bordering on breach of public peace and malicious damage of FRSC Patrol Vehicle.

The Counsel to the defendant also applied for bail which the Court granted. The case was then adjourned to 5 August, 2020 for further hearing.

The Corps Marshal has given directives for the redeployment of the affected FRSC staff from their present Command in adding to the already reduced rank which was awarded by the Disciplinary Panel against the affected personnel after being investigated and found liable of patrol misconduct, incivility, unprofessional and unethical behaviour towards a road traffic offender; acts that contradict the patrol operational ethics of the Corps.

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