On July 6, 2020, there was a viral video showing a member of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) clinging on a bonnet of a moving vehicle along Ikorodu-Shagamu road.
This incident occurred during a patrol that is targeted at ensuing that the directive given by the president on social distancing to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus.
In a statement released by the FRSC public education officer, ACM Visit Kazeem, he stated that what the officer did wasn’t necessary as he dosen’t need to commit suicide in order to apprehend those not adhering to the rules.
The statement also accounted that the officers on duty during the incident are to be recalled to Lagos State Sector Command for investigation and appropriate disciplinary actions in line with the Corps’ regulations, while the driver faces immediate prosecution in a court of competent jurisdiction.
Furthermore, he noted that an arrest of an offender should be done in line of the training and operational guidelines. As jumping in front of the vehicle isn’t professional as it is a risky move which could lead to the loss of life of the officer.
He also noted that the corps are deploying technologies that could be used to track down vehicles that have tried escaping from the law.