FRSC reads riot act on tokunbo tyres, others

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said the use of expired tyres, popularly called tokunbo, is a death trap, hence, users are in violation of the law and liable to prosecution.

Also, any driver carrying fake and forged documents will be arrested and fined. Likewise, any road safety official caught receiving bribes, as well as any member of the public caught giving bribes will both be arrested and punished according to law.

Akwa Ibom Sector Commander of the FRSC, Matthew Olonisaye made this known in Uyo recently.

Olonisaye said that tyres expire three years after manufacture, adding that anyone driving with expired tyres that may burst anytime is endangering his life, as well as that of the passengers.

In the same vein, Olonisaye lamented the attitude of some motorists plying the road with fake documents and patronising touts instead of visiting the assigned centres. He advised the public against the act.

However, Olonisaye warned that any FRSC official caught receiving bribes will face the law.

He said: “Giving and receiving bribes is an offence. I use this opportunity to warn my officers against collecting bribes and anybody caught will be dealt with in accordance with our laws.”

The Sector Commander stressed that motorists using illegal, fake plate numbers will also face the law.

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