FRSC to clampdown on fake drivers’ licence syndicates

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FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi

FRSC Boss, Boboye Oyeyemi

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) said in Lagos on Sunday that it would continue to intensify efforts to clampdown on fake drivers’ licence syndicates in the country.

Mr Olatunji Oguntoye, the Surulere Unit Commander of the corps in Lagos gave
the assurance in an interview in Lagos.

He said: “In this locality (Surulere), Lagos we are battling with the
issue of fake drivers’ licences in some quarters and this is attributed to the
activities of touts in our neighbourhoods.

“But we are doing all we can to see that we overcome it, hence, in our public enlightenment activities, we encourage people not to patronise fake officials.

“That is what led us to transform the old licence to this one. You
cannot be issued any licence now without physical capture.

“If we capture your photograph, we also input your data in our system.

“But if you say you are getting a drivers’ licence today through a
third party, can you say it would be properly done? How will the
system recognise somebody by proxy?”

He said the command often visited worship centres, motor parks, and also enlisted the support of traditional rulers to enlighten the public on the consequences of being in possession of a fake drivers’ licence.

“To the best of my knowledge, the corps is not resting on its oars as
we try to prosecute whoever is found to be in the web of producing
such fake licences.

“So that has been part of the protection that we are putting to
ensure the authenticity of the drivers’ licence,” Oguntoye added.

On the delay in the collection of driver’s licences produced by the
corps, the commander said the FRSC had adopted various notification
methods to ensure that the backlog of such licences were cleared without
further delay.

“We have gone the extra mile to inform people through …Read More

Source:: PM Newspaper