The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has launched an investigation into an incident involving one of its patrol teams assaulting a motorist.
The FRSC made this known in a statement released on Wednesday by its Assistant Corps Marshal, Bisi Kazeem.
The statement revealed that the Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, has ordered the immediate recall of the patrol team captured on camera behaving in an uncivil manner towards a member of the public within Egbeda Unit Command general operational area.
The statement read, “The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dauda Ali Biu, has directed the immediate recall of the patrol team that was captured on camera behaving in a manner tantamount to incivility against a member of the public within Egbeda Unit Command general operational area.
“The provocative act as captured on camera is a complete contravention of the Federal Road Safety Corps’ standard operating procedures for officers on patrol operations.
“In that regard, the Corps Marshal has directed the Corps Intelligence Office as well as the Corps Provost Office to commence, with immediate effect, a full and comprehensive investigation into the entire circumstances that propelled the officer into the uncivil act and make necessary recommendations for swift administrative action.”
The incident occurred in Osun State, where an FRSC officer was captured hitting a motorist who confronted him for allegedly damaging his car windscreen.