ICPC arrests FRSC, VIO officials for drivers’ license fraud

ICPC arrests FRSC, VIO officials  for drivers’ license fraud

<p class="">Several incriminating documents and equipment were retrieved from the suspects.</p>

<h1>25 officials of Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO), the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Motor Vehicle Licensing Authority (MVLA), and others have been arrested for fraud in Lagos.</h1>

<p class="">The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) said in a statement on Friday, August 27, 2020 that the officials were arrested in connection with drivers’ license and vehicle particulars fraud.</p>

<p class="">The ant-graft agency said it received information that the officials connive with touts to extort extra fees from applicants before their drivers’ licenses and vehicles particulars are processed.</p>

<p class="">ICPC spokesperson, <strong>Azuka Ogugua</strong>, said various sums of money and several incriminating documents and equipment were retrieved from the suspects.</p>

<p class=""><em>"The operation was conducted in Ikeja, Somolu, Eti-Osa, and Anthony Drivers’ License Centres. </em></p>

<p class=""><em>"Other places were Ojo, Oshodi, University of Lagos, Surulere, Agege, and Coker centres in Lagos State,"</em> she said.</p>

<p class="">The suspects have been granted administrative bail and would be arraigned in court after the conclusion of investigations.</p>

<p class="">The arrests were made in collaboration with the FRSC and the Department of State Services (DSS).</p>

<p class="">Ogugua said similar operations will be carried out in other centres in order to eliminate fraud from motor licensing administration.</p>

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