FRSC to appeal judgment banning personnel from state, LG roads


The Federal Road Safety Corps has said it will appeal a court judgment limiting its operations to federal roads.

The Court of Appeal sitting in Asaba had, while delivering a judgment on Monday in a case marked CA/AS/276/2019: FRSC and Darlington Ugo Ehikim, dismissed the appeal filed by the FRSC challenging the judgment of the Federal High Court, Warri, which banned the commission from state and local governments’ roads.

However, in a statement on Tuesday, the agency’s spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, noted that the FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, said the agency would also seek a stay of execution of the judgment.

He said, “Pursuant to the judgment passed by the Court of Appeal sitting in Asaba, Delta State in Appeal No. CA/AS/276/2019: FRSC and Darlington Ugo Ehikim, wherein the Federal Road Safety Commission operations were restricted to only federal roads, the Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, has stated the intention of the corps to seek a stay of execution as well as appeal the decision of the court.”

He said the commission had yet to get a copy of the judgment, but “we are aware of the judgment of the Court of Appeal Asaba Judicial Division from the briefing received from our legal representatives. However, as of the moment, we are yet to obtain a Certified True Copy of the judgment.

“As soon as we obtain the same, we would take time to look at the judgment and make an informed decision on it. Until then, we urge the public to remain calm,” Kazeem said.

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