Motorists in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT have raised alarm over fake drivers’ license issued to them by some officers in the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in collaboration with some syndicates.
Speaking with our correspondent yesterday in Abuja on the ground of anonymity, a taxi driver testified that he was issued fake driver’s license by an FRSC officer, who connived with organised crime racketeers.
He asserted that when the Vehicle Inspection Officers, VIO on patrol requested to see his driving license, they told him that it was fake and on comparing the drivers’ license to the original, he said that the difference was very clear.
He said that the FRSC officers used two collaborators to collect the sum of N9, 500 from him for the license and additional N3, 500 to exempt him from participating in physical test, data capturing among others.
Another driver who was also caught up by the scammers gave similar testimony as same amount was collected from him at the entrance of the FRSC in Wuse, Zone 7, Abuja.
In a similar development, it was reported recently as Sector Commander of the Commission in Benue state, Mr. Habu Dauda, told newsmen in Makurdi that such racketeers were supported by officers of the commission in both the production and issuance of fake drivers’ licenses.
He explained that, owing to the cumbersome processes leading to the issuance of the licenses, tanker drivers preferred to bypass the procedure by patronising quacks.
According to the report, “Although, we are yet to nab the drivers with such fake licenses in Benue, we have constituted a joint task force comprising the Police, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC and the FRSC.”
When our correspondent contacted the FRSC Corps Public Education Officer, Corp Commander Etuk at the headquarters in Abuja on mobile phone, he said that the commission was not aware of such allegation, adding that although they might be some bad eggs, who when caught, such people would be met with appropriate disciplinary action.
Etuk said FRSC does not have such collaborators as alleged by motorists in Abuja.
FRSC, FCT Sector Commander, Corp Commander Susan Ajenge in an interview also described the allegations as false, saying that such claim should be followed by evidence.

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