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FRSC demotes officers, prosecutes tricycle rider involved in assault

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The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has charged the tricycle rider who fought some of its operatives to court. The agency also demoted its officials involved in the public brawl.
In a video clip, the man, angered and scantily dressed, stood on the bonnet of the FRSC’s patrol vehicle, assaulting one of the officers in the process. He undressed himself and tore the officer’s uniform. The incident happened in Benin, Edo State.
In retaliation, some of the operatives ganged up against the man and rained slaps and beatings on him.
The unclad rider, who was reportedly arrested for driving against traffic, also destroyed the agency’s patrol vehicle.
In a statement on Sunday, Bisi Kazeem, the agency’s spokesperson, said while the prosecution of the tricycle rider has commenced, the officers involved have been recommended for demotion.
“The Federal Road Safety Corps has commenced legal action against the erring tricycle rider who was seen destroying an FRSC patrol vehicle in a viral video recorded along Sapele road Benin, Edo state,” Mr Kazeem said.

“While the disciplinary panel constituted at the instance of the Corps Marshal that conducted the investigation into the incident recommended that the 7-man patrol team involved in the incident be sanctioned with the award of loss of seniority and reduction in rank.
According to Mr Kazeem, the case against the erring driver was filed on July 22 before Magistrate Ojehumen at the Evbuoriaria Magistrate Court 8, Sapele road, Benin.
“During the proceedings, the defendant pleaded not guilty to a 2 count charge bordering on breach of public peace and malicious damage of FRSC Patrol Vehicle.
“The Counsel to the defendant eventually applied for bail which was granted by the Court, and the case was adjourned to 5 August, 2020 for further hearing.”
“The Corps Marshal has further directed the redeployment of the affected FRSC staff from their present Command in addition to the reduction in rank that was awarded by the Disciplinary Panel against the affected personnel having been investigated and found liable of patrol misconduct, in civility, unprofessional and unethical behaviour towards a road traffic offender; acts that contradict the patrol operational ethics of the Corps.”
Mr Kazeem, however, said it will not relent in prosecuting any member of the public who molests its officers or damages its properties.

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Chelsea boss Lampard ready to send Kepa away on-loan

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is ready to send Kepa Arrizabalaga away on-loan.

The Sun says Chelsea are ready to send Kepa out on loan after landing Rennes keeper Edouard Mendy as their new first-choice.

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He fell out of favour last term after a series of high-profile errors before the lockdown.

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The Cameroonian found the net thrice as she powered her side past Hispalis to the last four of the pre-season tournament

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Tottenham Advance To Europa League Play-off After Scare

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Son Heung-min scored one and set up two as Tottenham advanced to the Europa League play-off round after a scare against Shkendija in North Macedonia.

Son, who scored four goals against Southampton last Sunday, turned provider to set up Argentine Erik Lamela to calmly score the opener.

Joe Hart, who was making his Spurs debut, was beaten by a stunning 20-yard finish by Valmir Nafiu.

But Son drilled the second before setting up Harry Kane for the third.

It was a decent performance by Jose Mourinho’s side, who meet Maccabi Haifa at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the play-off round next Thursday.

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Soon after Nafiu’s wonderful equaliser from outside the box, Besart Ibraimi had a chance to put the hosts ahead but headed wide.

Spurs regained control thanks mainly to another excellent performance by Son.

Having scored four of his side’s five goals at Southampton last Sunday, the South Korea forward produced another classy performance to help his side advance.

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