Labour protest: FRSC speaks on protester in special marshal’s regalia

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By Victor Nwachukwu

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has unveiled the identity of a man seen in its Special Marshal’s regalia participating in the protest of organised labour in Owerri on Wednesday.

Speaking to journalists on Thursday, FRSC Sector Commander in Imo, Mr Evaristus Ebeniro, said the man was once a special marshal and a unionist.

“The incident prompted the command to commence investigation to unravel the identity of the man.

“It is now confirmed that the protester, who happened to be a unionist, was once a special marshal,” Ebeniro said.

He said that the man had since been “de-marshaled and no longer holds a special marshal’s identity card”.

He further said that the protester was summoned when he was serving and queried over his alleged inactivity and lack of commitment to duty.

According to the state FRSC boss, the man later absconded and was therefore de-marshaled in absentia, in line with the rules of the corps.

“The command hereby makes it categorically and unequivocally clear that the protester is no longer with the corps.

“He acted alone in that show of shame,“ Ebeniro said.

He also said that the command had arrested him and recovered the regalia from him.

Organised labour and civil society organisations held a nationwide protest to register their disapproval of some of the Federal Government’s policies and demand for their review in the interest of the masses.


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