ICPC AND OTHER RELATED OFFENCES COMMISSION HAS ARRESTED 33 FEDERAL ROAD SAFETY CORPS OFFICIALS AND A CIVILIAN FOR ALLEGEDLY EXTORTING MONEY FROM MOTORISTS ON HIGHWAYS ACROSS THE NATION.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on March 13, 2021
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission has arrested thirty-three Federal Road Safety Corps Officials and a Civilian for allegedly extorting money from motorists on highways across the Country.
In a joint operation code-named, Operation Tranquility V Comprising Officers of ICPC, Department of State Services and the FRSC, raids were carried out simultaneously in five locations nationwide.
According to a statement by the ICPC spokesperson, Azuk Ogugua said the ICPC led the arrest of thirty-three FRSC officials and one other for alleged extortion on highway, five FRSC officials and a Civilian were nabbed at Onitsha Head Bridge, eleven officials on Awka-Onitsha Road, both in Anambra state, eight officials on Calabar-Bakassi Road, Cross Rivers State, four FRSC officials at Hawan Kibo, Jos Road, Plateau State and five officials on Oboloafor-Enugu Road, Enugu State.
The statement said the operation also yielded the recovery of a total sum of forty-five thousand, eight hundred and seventy from the suspects which was alleged proceeds of their extortionate activities.
According to the statement, the suspects have been granted administrative bails and further investigation activities are still ongoing to ensure that those culpable are appropriately punished.