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FRSC to launch use of body cameras in Anambra

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By Chikaodi Chukwuleta

Anambra State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) will on Friday, December 17, launch the use of body cameras for the protection of motorists.

This was disclosed during a press conference held at the command’s hall in Amawbia.

According to FRSC Sector Commander, Adeoye Irelewuyi, the cameras will help to curb assault cases and corruption either against the road users or FRSC personnel.

Irelewuyi added that FRSC has zero tolerance for corrupt practices and don’t allow their men to extort money from road users.” What we do is humanitarian job and saving of lives,” he concluded.

He thanked God for good conduct and success of the election on November 6 through the help of sister agencies, adding that the FRSC has been battling with several challages for the past seven months of his resumption of office.

He said that the command arrested a total number 5503 offenders with 6687 offences, from May 2021 to November 2021, and that most prevalent offences were seat belt violation (SUV), adding that three offenders were prosecuted and jailed within the period, with 110 road traffic crashes with 27 fatal, claiming a total number of 37 lives, while 239 were injured.

He stated that the command is prepared to tackle emerging traffic challenges during this period of festivity as Anambra State is the gateway to the east of the country and also a commercial nerve centre in the region, pointing out that the road networks and traffic management is critical to the success of any commerce oriented region..

He mentioned critical flash points such,as Onitshsa Metropolis, Onitsha – Owerri Road, ihiala, Umunze, Awka metropolis, Amansea, Oye-Agu Junction and Abagana,Nnobi Junction and Eke – Awka.

He added that the command has earlier deployed personnel in areas like Onitsha Freedom Park by Bridge Head, upper iweka, 33 and building materials, Immigration junction with available logistics of 407 regular marshals and 600 special marshals.

He assured the road users of their operatioal hours – up to 20.00 hours especially in urban areas to ensure free flow of traffic at night times, and appealed to all road users to maintain safe speed, obey all traffic rules and regulations.

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