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FRSC vows to prosecute illegal users of sirens, escorts

Alexander Davis

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to arrest and prosecute private persons who illegally use sirens, escorts and flashers on the roads.

Boboye Oyeyemi, Corps Marshal, FRSC, who describes the development as an abuse of freedom of movement, stated in Abuja, FCT.

He disclosed that only government officials are entitled to have sirens and escorts on their vehicles.

Channels TV also reports the FRSC boss, however, lamented the increasing rate at which private individuals purchase pick-up trucks and place sirens on them with escorts.

Such a move is contrary to the FRSC Act, he stated.

“Most of these convoys you are seeing are not even government officials. I think it’s an abuse of freedom of movement, and there must be a stop to this.

“Most of them are not entitled to sirens, to put a flash on their vehicles and it is part of the lawlessness we are talking about,” he clarified.

“The regulation is very clear as per those who are entitled to have an escort in the first instance.

“The FRSC Act is very clear on those who are entitled to use sirens and all these are supposed to be documented,” Oyeyemi added.

You cannot just buy a vehicle and put a siren with some guys wearing a suit that is an act of lawlessness and the law does not allow it and we must put a stop to this in 2020.

“So, let me just say that all those who are not entitled to use sirens, flashers, escort and they are abusing this, they should stop it because those vehicles will be impounded this year.

We will work with the IG (Inspector-General of Police), and get them prosecuted,” he warned.

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