Ajogwu Jerry with Agency News
The Idi-roko Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, has frowned at the activities of smugglers, which it described as a major challenge in 2018.
Mr Olugbenga Farinloye, the Idi-roko Unit Commander of FRSC, disclosed this in an interview in Ota, Ogun, on Monday.
Farinloye said that most of the smugglers used motorcycles as means of transportation to convey rice and sometimes rammed into other articulated vehicles from the opposite side, in the process of avoiding FRSC officials.
“Attempt for any enforcement agencies to try to arrest the smugglers along the Idi-roko axis had resulted to an accident that led to loss of lives and property,” he said.
The unit commander said that the smugglers cultivated the habit of using unregistered plate number on their vehicles which made it difficult to identify when crime was committed.
He disclosed that the FRSC found it difficult to address the problem alone without the other relevant agencies, because officials of the corps were not armed.
Farinloye also noted that some of the enforcement agencies along the Idi-roko axis could not arrest the hoodlums due to reason best known to them.
He said that he had visited all the relevant enforcement agencies such as Police, Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Department of State Services (DSS) but all proved abortive.