The Corps Marshal, Federal Road
Safety Corps (FRSC)- Dr Bobo-
ye Oyeyemi, says it is prepared to
prosecute abusers of sirens and convoys
across the federation.
In a press release recently by Bisi Ka-
zeem, the Corps Public Education Of-
ficer, FRSC, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi made
this disclosure on Wednesday at a news
conference on the recently concluded
end of the year activities in Abuja.
He said that the organisation would
work with the Nigeria Police Force
(NPF) to ensure that offenders are prose-
cuted accordingly and the act is reduced
to the barest minimum.
According to him, most abusers of
convoys and sirens are not government
officials, but mainly private individuals,
who are unauthorised to use convoys in
‘We have seen a lot of people abusing
the use of convoys and we have taken it
up to the appropriate authority; this year,
we would take more drastic action.
Abuse of convoys and sirens are an
abuse of freedom of movement and
intimidation to road users and citizens
across the country and this act must
stop,’ he said.
Oyeyemi said that the act was an act
of lawlessness that is clearly against the
regulation of entitlement to escort.
He said that those found guilty in 2020
would be brought to book with their vehicles impounded and the drivers prosecuted according to law.
Oyeyemi lamented that during the
end of the year special patrol operation;
no fewer than 690 offenders were prosecuted while 629 others were convicted
by the FRSC mobile court in some states
He commended the use of Google
map but cautioned against hand-held
driving usage of the map, saying that
anyone caught by FRSC would also be
arrested and prosecuted.
“The use of Google map while driving
is allowed, but hand-held driving and
usage are offences associated with driving and anyone caught would face the
“If you must use Google map while
driving, you must get the car-holding
phone devices which is both for your
safety and for better usage of the device
and the application,’’ he said.
He reiterated that the law was very
clear and offenders of any of the road
traffic rules and regulations regardless
of status would be penalised and would
also be subjected to an emotional psychology evaluation.