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Roads safety agency warns against impersonators

18 February 2015, 09:58

Abuja - The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has reiterated its warning to unsuspecting members of the public to desist from granting requests to fraudsters who operate under the guise of assisting victims of road traffic crashes

According to a statement by Corps Public Education Officer, Imoh Etuk, this measure came on the heels of complaints from some locals who have been receiving and falling prey to persistent phone calls and requests for recharge cards from people posing as staff of the FRSC, under the guise of rendering assistance to road crash victims.

Also read: FRSC blames road accidents on bad road signs

Imoh said perpetrators of this crime had been operating under different identities and from varying locations such as the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and other parts of the nation’s highways.

“They are out to swindle unsuspecting Nigerians with distress calls to send recharge cards, to enable them to facilitate medical treatment for their relations who were involved in a road crash,” said Imoh.

“This criminal act has been perfected by these disgruntled elements who being aware of the FRSC status as lead agency in traffic administration and safety management, can easily leverage on the Corps’ corporate image to defraud other Nigerians. Also worthy of note is the Corps’ operational procedure which does not condone any form of request from members of the public to send recharge cards or money under the guise of attending to road crash victims as the Corps will never make such requests from relations of a road crash victim before discharging its statutory functions.”

He enjoined members of the public to contact the FRSC through its emergency lines in case of a road traffic crashes and other traffic-related issues.


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