33 FRSC officials, one other arrested over highway extortion


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By Soni Daniel

No fewer than 33 officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission have been arrested by a combined team of Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, Department of State Services and the Federal Road Safety Commission.

The arrests, which also included a civilian, was jointed conducted under an operation codenamed “Operation Tranquility V” to rid the agency of bad eggs whose extortion of motorists on the nation’s highways has given the establishment a bad image.

The Spokesman for the ICPC, Mrs. Azuka Ogugua, said in a statement on Friday that the. raids were carried out simultaneously in five locations nationwide.

Ohugua said: Those arrested were:  five FRSC officials and a civilian at Onitsha Head Bridge, 11 FRSC officials on Awka – Onitsha Road, both in Anambra State; eight FRSC officials on Calabar – Bakassi Road, Cross River State; four FRSC officials at Hawan Kibo, Jos Road, Plateau State; and five FRSC officials on…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper