The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) says it will soon deploy body cameras for use by its operatives on patrol to reduce possible assault on them. The body camera is to help reduce assault on officers and check their behavior on patrol.
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, said this at the second quarter meeting of the corps high command on Wednesday.
Mr Oyeyemi also said that the corps would set up a digital situation room for real-time monitoring and recording of patrol scene activities.
“Within the next few weeks, we are going to deploy body cameras for the patrol teams so that assault cases will reduce.
“Also, we are test running it as recommended by the National Security Adviser (NSA).
“This will also help in checking the behaviour of the corps on the road too,” Mr Oyeyemi said.
The corps marshal noted that with the device, unprovoked assaults on operatives would be recorded and there would be sufficient evidence to secure a conviction against erring motorists.
“We also expect that the tendency toward bribe-taking and other forms of corrupt practices by operatives will be eliminated,” he said.
Mr Oyeyemi recalled that during the #EndSARS protest in 2020, hoodlums allegedly burnt down 27 patrol vehicles belonging to the FRSC and vandalised eight command offices.
He, however, thanked sister security agencies for supporting the corps even though it was still experiencing pockets of attacks.
“We will continue to partner with the other security agencies to ensure the safety of our officers as we are operating in all the local governments with 1,361 formations,” he said.