The sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Imo State, Evarestus Ebeniro, said on Tuesday that 35 motorists had been arrested by his order for trying to persuade his agents.

The sector commander told journalists at the secretariat of the Nigerian Union of Journalists in Owerri that his command had zero tolerance for corruption.

He revealed that the arrests were only for the month of August.

Ebeniro said his commando had plans in place to deal with any officer found guilty of such practices in the state.

He revealed that the command was ready for the dangers of traffic congestion that come with cinder months, and said the state government had helped reduce traffic by turning roundabouts into intersections.

“We’ve mapped all the traffic for the routes to Owerri, which is huge over Christmas. We will deploy men on flashpoints. We will work with FERMA and other agencies to immediately clean up defective vehicles to ensure traffic flow.”

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Ebeniro ensured a free flow of traffic and called on road users to drive carefully without the influence of alcohol and substance abuse.

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