A’Court declares FRSC can only operate on federal roads

FRSC operatives at work on the road

The Court of Appeal sitting in Asaba, Delta State, has held that the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, has no right to operate and/or carry any activity on state and Local governments roads.

The appellate court also dismissed the appeal by FRSC, challenging the judgment of a Federal High Court, Warri, Delta State by Justice E. Nwite.

Recall that the Federal High Court had on January 25, 2019, entered judgement in favour of the plaintiff, who is a member of the NBA Warri and granted all the reliefs sought, which includes a declaration that the FRSC has no right to operate and/or carry any activity on State and Local governments roads.

The trial court also restrained FRSC from operating on roads other than federal highways and also awarded cost of N10million against the commission.

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Plaintiff’s lawyer, Mr. Kunle Edun, has, meanwhile commended both the trial and appellate court for standing by the proper interpretation of the law and that by the judgment.

He noted that FRSC personnel who were on roads inside cities and towns except Federal highways, have no right to be there, as their operations on such roads which are mainly to extort road users are illegal.

Kunle Edun further noted that the judgment is a re-emphasization of the federal structure of the country because the FRSC being a federal agency should only concern itself with federal roads.

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