The Federal Road Safety Corps has taken disciplinary actions against some of its officers in the work force after they were found guilty for various crimes.
A series of tweets from the agency on Saturday revealed that eight officers were dismissed, the appointments of 10 others were terminated, the ranks of five personnel were reduced, while the remaining five officers were punished with loss in seniority.
The officers were said to be guilty of offences such as desertion, forgery, number plate racketeering, bribery, scandalous behaviour, driver’s license racketeering, and patrol misconduct, among others.
The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, explained that the agency’s board approved the punishments, which were in accordance with the provisions of the FRSC Regulation on Discipline, as part of an organised effort to rid it of indiscipline and corrupt elements.
According to him, the FRSC has ensured the entrenchment of discipline among its personnel and that a reasonable number of the agency’s staff have received different punishments for misconduct.