The Zonal Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC Zone 5, Charles Akpabio, has linked increase in the issuance of fake driver’s license in the country with connivance of officers and men of the traffic agency.
The Commander of Zone, which comprises of Edo, Delta and Anambra States, who disclosed this at the decoration ceremony of six newly promoted officers at the command’s headquarter in Benin, Edo State Thursday and warned officers and men of the zone to stay away from driver's license racketeering or risk severe sanctions.
Akpabio who described the increasing rate of possession of fake driver’s license by motorists as "worrisome," said the command was not unmindful of inside connivance in the whole network of fake driver’s license racket. He said: "Five more processing centres will be opened very soon to complement the existing centres so that motorists will be saved the agony of having to travel far from their location of abode to the few existing centres, some of the victims of fake driver’s license racketeers have attributed the limited number of centres as be responsible for the incidence of fake issuance of driver’s license.’’ Akpabio used the occasion to congratulate the newly promoted officers, urged them to be more dedicated to their duties especially, this yuletide season, where the roads usually experience heavy traffic. He informed that headquarters had empowered the command with equipment such as additional two towing trucks, eight motor-bikes among others to ease officials’ logistic manoeuvring adding that the command would increase its patrol fleet of cars on some designated corridors as from 19 December to 13 January.