The Corps Marshal, Federal Street Security Corps (FRSC), Boboye Oyeyemi has ordered officers to grab all unsound autos plying Nigerian roads.
In an announcement on Tuesday, Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Schooling Officer, mentioned the clampdown was a part of efforts to scale back crashes throughout the nation.
Zonal Commanding Officers and Sector Commanders have been directed to start a nationwide arrest, impoundment, and prosecution of householders or operators of rickety autos.
The spokesman mentioned FRSC was decided to decrease street visitors crashes by at the very least 15 p.c and fatalities by 20 p.c in 2021.
The company famous that poorly maintained autos typically trigger obstruction of visitors movement.
“If drivers and automobile homeowners will adhere to fixed upkeep of their autos, security of lives and properties will probably be enhanced”, the assertion learn.
Kazeem mentioned extreme punishment awaits anybody apprehended. He listed seizure of the automobile, fee of fines and obligatory street security schooling.
FRSC suggested the general public to report rickety autos sighted on the street through toll free quantity – 122.