The Board of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), has dismissed 18 officers for various allegations, including desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, and scandalous behaviour.
A statement by the spokesperson of the Corps, Bisi Kazeem made available to news men on Friday, also said 10 more officers were punished for other offences.
“The board of Federal Road Safety Commission has granted approval for the award of various degrees of punishment to 28 officers of the Corps in accordance with the provisions of the FRSC Regulation on Discipline.
“The officers had been found culpable for desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, scandalous behaviour, drivers license racketeering, patrol misconduct, among others.
“The sanctions consist of eight dismissals, 10 terminations of appointments, five reductions in ranks, and five loss of seniority,” the statement reads.
The Board Chairman, Bukhari Bello, was quoted in the statement as saying, “The disciplinary actions are to serve as a deterrent to others who may form the habit of contravening established regulations and tarnishing the good image of the Corps.”
The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi also re-stated that he “will continue to operate on the tripod of Consultation, Reward and Punishment” and called on staff to “internalise the ideals of the founding fathers whose drive and commitment were geared towards saving lives.”