The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has demoted two of its officers seen in a viral video fighting with a tricycle driver in Benin, Edo State.
This was disclosed by FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, who revealed that the tricycle driver has been charged to court.
The driver who was made to appear before Magistrate Ojehumen at the Evbuoriaria Magistrate Court 8, Sapele road, Benin, pleaded not guilty.
He was charged with breach of public peace and malicious damage of FRSC Patrol Vehicle.
The FRSC Revealed: “The Federal Road Safety Corps has commenced legal action against the erring tricycle rider who was seen destroying an FRSC patrol vehicle in a viral video recorded along Sapele road Benin, Edo state.
“While the disciplinary panel constituted at the instance of the Corps Marshal that conducted the investigation into the incident recommended that the 7-man patrol team involved in the incident be sanctioned with the award of loss of seniority and reduction in rank.
“During the proceedings, the defendant pleaded not guilty to a 2 count charge bordering on breach of public peace and malicious damage of FRSC Patrol Vehicle.
“The Counsel to the defendant eventually applied for bail which was granted by the Court, and the case was adjourned to 5 August, 2020 for further hearing.”
“The Corps Marshal has further directed the redeployment of the affected FRSC staff from their present Command in addition to the reduction in rank that was awarded by the Disciplinary Panel against the affected personnel having been investigated and found liable of patrol misconduct, in civility, unprofessional and unethical behaviour towards a road traffic offender; acts that contradict the patrol operational ethics of the Corps.”