The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi, has recalled a patrol team attached to Ikorodu unit to the Lagos State Sector Command for investigation and appropriate disciplinary actions.
This followed a viral video showing a member of the patrol team clinging precariously to the bonnet of a moving Honda car along the Ikorodu-Sagamu road on July 6, 2020, during a special joint patrol operation targeted at enforcing the Presidential Task Force directives on physical distancing and overloading amongst passengers to curb further spread of the coronavirus.
The team had attempted to arrest the driver for seatbelts violation but he failed to stop.
The FRSC Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Wednesday, titled, ‘Marshal on a vehicle bonnet viral video: Corps Marshal orders the prosecution of errant driver, recalls patrol team for investigation.’
The corps said its official did not need to commit suicide in the process of arresting an errant driver “because every arrest of an offender is expected to be done within safe and professional limits in line with their training and operational guidelines.”
It said that the driver who abandoned his car and absconded will be arrested and prosecuted.