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Road agency to sanction motorists knocking down volunteers

09 January 2015, 18:34

Anambra - The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) says knocking down its marshals, volunteers and collaborators on the line of duty will now attract sanctions.

Its Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said in Onitsha, Anambra, on Friday that marshals, volunteers and collaborators were important to its operation.

"What they are doing is a free public service to the nation”.

"Knock down my men, I will push you and I want you to be charged to court. And I will make sure I press for the maximum charges to jail you", he said.

Also read: Roads agency to sustain tempo against violators

The commission has the mandate to prosecute drivers knocking down its personnel or volunteers ensuring safety on the nation’s roads.

Oyeyemi gave the indication in view of the threats posed by convoys and motorists to FRSC marshals, volunteers and collaborators during the yuletide special patrols.

The corps marshal said that the special patrols would end on Tuesday.

Officials of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA), Safety Chapol, Peace Corps and state government traffic agencies participated in the exercise as collaborators .



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