The Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, has said that the Corps Marshal Dauda Ali Biu’s directive on impoundment of vehicles is still effective.
However, the Agency, however said it has noticed the circulation of a wrongly couched memo regarding a directive issued to Commanding Officers on the need to put an end to placing of patrol operatives in offenders vehicle in the course of impoundment.
This directive, which came in a memo dated 12 September, 2023 and referenced FRSC/HQ/OPS/94/VOLXVI/094, under the heading; ‘Immediate Ban on the Placing of Staff in Offenders Vehicles to Escort for Impoundment’ was earlier termed a total ban on impoundment of vehicles by the Corps, explained Bisi Kazeem, Assistant Corps Marshal.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the Corps Marshal’s directive which was a correction of an earlier one saying impoundment of vehicles have been banned captured under paragraph 3 of the aforementioned memo as ” Consequently, Corps Marshal has banned placing of Staff in offenders vehicles to escort for Impoundment by patrol teams under any guise of traffic infraction committed with immediate effect”.
“While the Corps regrets wrong information, members of the public are by this clarification, called to be properly informed of the current position of the Corps”. Kazeem stated.