The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has denied online media reports that the man found dead with his lover inside a car in Ogba, Lagos was its staff.
A statement signed by Corps Education Officer, Commander Bisi Kazeem on Thursday described such reports as “mischievous” and “deliberate falsehood”.
Mr Kazeem said linking the deceased to the FRSC was part of a “deliberate attempt to continually attribute anything negative to the Corps all in an attempt to denigrate the good image and rising profile of the Corps.”
The duo, said to be residents of the same building in Ogba, Lagos, were found dead in circumstances that suggested they just had sex inside the Toyota Corolla in which their bodies were discovered on Sunday morning.
According to Kazeem, “the deceased was a tout that hobnobbed with the Motor Vehicle Administration office in Ojodu office where the Corps cohabits with Vehicle Inspection Office, Motor Vehicle Administration, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) among other Government agencies .”
He said that information was readily made available to journalists who sought clarification.
“It was therefore surprising that some online platforms and bloggers still claimed that the deceased was an FRSC staff.
“We wish to categorically state here unequivocally that the deceased was never an FRSC staff.
“We demand that clarifications be made in such cases before rushing to the press.
“The Corporate image of the FRSC is very important to the Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi who is striving hard to leave behind a legacy of a disciplined and morally upright organisation,” the statement concluded.