FRSC To Appeal Ruling Banning Officials From State, LG Roads
Written by Teniola Akerele on July 19, 2023
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will appeal the judgement of a Court of Appeal sitting in Asaba, Delta State which restricted its operations to only federal roads and banned its officials from state and local government (LG) roads.
Corps Marshal, Dauda Ali Biu, in a statement by FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem, faulted the ruling, saying “the implication of the said judgement is that our personnel would not be able to attend or rescue crash victims on roads other than federal roads”.
In the statement released on Tuesday, Biu said the Corps will seek stay of execution as well as appeal the case No. CA/AS/276/2019 involving FRSC and Darlington Ugo Ehikim.
The Corps Marshal said, “We are aware of the judgement of the Court of Appeal Asaba Judicial Division from the briefing received from our Legal Representatives. However, as at the moment, we are yet to obtain a Certified True Copy of the judgement.
“As soon as we obtain same, we would take time to look at the judgement and make an informed decision on it. Until then, we urge the public to remain calm.”