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MURIC demands prosecution of FRSC killers

 

An Islamic civil group, Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has called for
the prosecution of  officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)
for allegedly beating a man to death after resisting their attempt to
collect bribe.
The victim, Odion Omafo Samuel was said to have been killed by Francis
Igboh, Sunday Ogi, Samson Alolade and Joseph Onolade on 14th October,
2019 after flagging down his Audi 80 car at Okhuaihe Hill along
Benin-Agbor Road.
His body was reportedly buried in a shallow grave by the suspects.
Reacting to the incident at the weekend, MURIC in a statement by its
founder, Prof.  Ishaq Akintola described the killing as callous,
wicked and detestable.
“The killing of Samuel Omafo Odion is callous, wicked and detestable.
FRSC men have disappointed Nigerians. The same people posted on our
roads to ensure our safety have become our killers. Men of road safety
have become road killers. It is preposterous. This is additional
evidence that there are criminals among officials of the FRSC.
“We demand immediate prosecution of the suspects. There must be no
coverup from anywhere. We call on FRSC authorities to stop their men
from flagging down motorists on lonely higways. Such method is an
avenue for extortion, intimidation and other criminal activities like
this recent killing.
“FRSC officials often expose motorists to danger by stopping them in
odd places. Vehicles stopped on lonely stretches may refuse to start
when the driver is eventually allowed to go. This is very dangerous
particularly with the security challenges facing Nigeria. FRSC
leadership is therefore urged to inject a human face to the modus
operandi of its men. Besides, there is need for FRSC leadership to
review its recruitment methods with a view to weeding out criminal
elements from inception.”
The group further appealed to lawmakers to protect Nigerians from FRSC
killers by taking urgent action capable of stopping FRSC officials
from flagging down motorists in dangerous places.
“As we drop the anchor, we call on the Nigerian police to ensure
unhindered prosecution of the four FRSC suspects until justice
prevails. We charge FRSC leadership to stop their men from flagging
down motorists on lonely highways. We appeal to Nigerian lawmakers to
rise to the occasion.”

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