The Federal Road Safety Corps has debunked reports that a man who allegedly died alongside a purported housewife in a car in Ogba, Lagos, was an FRSC employee.
FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, in a statement on Thursday described the reports as “falsehood, blackmail or deliberate attempt to continually attribute anything negative to the Corps”.
He said the reports were an attempt to denigrate the good image and rising profile of the Corps.
The statement read in part, “Some media outfits deemed it fit to inquire and got the clarification that the deceased was a tout that hobnobbed with the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Ojodu office where the Corps cohabits with Vehicle Inspection Office, Motor Vehicle Administration, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority among other Government agencies.
“It was therefore surprising that some online platforms and bloggers still claimed that the deceased was an FRSC staff. We wish to categorically state here unequivocally that the deceased was never an FRSC staff.
“We demand that clarifications be made in such cases before rushing to the Press.
“The corporate image of the FRSC is very important to the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, who is striving hard to leave behind a legacy of disciplined and morally upright organisation.”