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Friday 28 July 2017

CDHR Begs FG To Extend Anti-Corruption War To FRSC

The Delta State Chapter of the Committee for the Defense of Human Rights, CDHR, Friday called on the Federal Government, the Department of State Services and the Inspector General of Police, to extend the anti-corruption war to the alleged corruption in the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC.

This is also as it proposed August 16, for a massive protest against alleged extortion by FRSC in the State.

The CDHR made the call in a statement signed by its Chairman, Prince Kehinde Taiga and made available to DAILY POST in Warri.

The statement is titled, “Committee for the Defense of Human Rights Delta State Chapter to Mobilize a Peaceful Protest Against Federal Road Safety Corps for illegal Extortion on National Drivers License.”

Prince Taiga in the statement alleged that FRSC Command in Delta State was extorting Deltans between N18,000 to N25,000 for the National Drivers’ License.

Taiga noted that investigation carried out in Warri, Effurun, Udu and Asaba axis confirmed the alleged extortion against the approved N6,350 by the Federal Government.

“We are compelled by the collective reality of the Nigerian agenda to act at this point, seeking a corrupt free nation worth workable institutions.

“As a human right body, we can no longer sit in the comfortable chamber of disequilibrium while our state continues to burn under the gross and brutal extortion by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on National License.

“FRSC officers have vowed to frustrate anyone who will not key into the illegal extorting prices with a tactics to delay and deny data capture for the Delta Command to order and revert this obvious outrageous illegitimate extortion to normal as our eyes watch keenly.

“We also use this medium to notify the Delta State police hierarchy on our planned protest against the FRSC scheduled for Wednesday, 16th August, 2017,”‎ he said.

Taiga added, “We call on the Presidency, the Department of State Services, Inspector General of Police, ICPC and other national anti-crime agencies to extend the anti-corruption war on the chronic corruption in the FRSC.

“We also call on all Deltans to join us in the protest and intellectual battle against the FRSC. A stitch in time saves nine.”

In a swift reaction, the Unit Commander, FRSC Warri Unit Command, Assistant Corps Commander, ACC Isah Seidu described the allegation by CDHR as spurious, unacceptable, cheap blackmail and total falsehood.

He noted that the FRSC was not involved in collection of money in the chain of agencies involved in issuance of National Drivers’ License.

Seidu charged CDHR to carry out thorough investigation on who and who was involved in collection of money and extortion rather than labeling FRSC as an agency promoting corrupt practices.

He noted that the responsibility of collection of funds lied with banks as FRSC only provided technical expertise for capturing.

According to him, “FRSC is not aware of the allegation and we are not involved at all in collection of money from those who come to process their licenses.

“It is after the processes have been concluded that FRSC comes in. FRSC comes in at the last stage with the technical manpower. I will advise CDHR to carry out proper investigation on this matter before they act in error.”

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