Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps has commenced clampdown on rickety vehicles plying Nigerian highways.
The move was in obedience to the recent directive from the Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, following a trending video of an old car with three worn-out tyres plying the highway in Sagamu, Ogun State.
In a media statement signed by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM Bisi Kazeem, the Corps Marshal ordered the immediate clampdown of the vehicle and the arrest of the owner, as the act could endanger the lives and property of the public.
It declared : “In line with its responsibility to ensure safety of all road users, the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu has ordered immediate clampdown of the vehicle and arrest of the owner.
“The vehicle with registration number AA07AG Lagos State was not only old but was plying the highway with just three worn out tyres.
“The personnel of the agency have been directed to be on the lookout for the car and other unstable vehicles plying major roads in Nigeria. The operation will be conducted nationwide and severe punishment awaits the owner and anyone using such vehicles.
“Report of investigation will be made public as soon as the vehicle and the driver is apprehended.”
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