BREAKING: FRSC Suspends Rivers Commander For Cutting Hair Of Female Officers (PHOTOS)

BREAKING: FRSC Suspends Rivers Commander For Cutting Hair Of Female Officers (PHOTOS)

By Ima Matthew | Sub Editor on April 11, 2017
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Responding to the public outrage over images of a Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, commander cutting the hair of his junior female colleagues, the authorities of the federal agency has suspended the Rivers State commander, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi.

Bisi Kazeem, spokesperson of the FRSC, on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, informed the press that Mr. Kumapayi has been suspended along with other officers who participated in the act of cutting off the hair of the female officers.

According to information made available to The Trent, the FRSC boss, Boboye Oyeyemi, has ordered the immediate suspension of the commander and others “till the conclusion of investigation”.

PREVIOUS REPORT: Photos of a male Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, cutting off the hair of junior female officers have emerged online causing outrage among Nigerians.

The photos, which emerged on Monday, April 10, 2017, show Andrew Kumapayi, the sector commander of the Rivers State Command of the FRSC, using a pair of scissors to crudely cut off the hair of some of his female corps members.

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Andrew Kumapayi, the FRSC commander in Rivers State, cuts the hair of his junior female officers

The disturbing incident is said to have happened during the Monday morning parade. Kumapayi is said to have conducted an inspection of the “guard” and declared that their hairstyles “went beyond the women’s collars” as such violated an FRSC dress code rule.

According to reports, the Rivers State FRSC commander also inspected the fingernails of the officers on the parade ground that morning.

At the end of the exercise, the “offending” female officers were lined up and given the “punishment” of having their hair and weavons cut off.

Boboye Oyeyemi, the corps marshal of the FRSC, has reportedly condemned the cutting off of the hair of female officers by his subordinate.

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Andrew Kumapayi, the FRSC commander in Rivers State, cuts the hair of his junior female officers

When contacted, the spokesperson of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, said that the agency of aware of the incident and the corps marshal had “already ordered an investigation into the issue”.

Kazeem explained that the action of Mr. Kumapayi was driven by the dress code of the federal agency which “forbids female officials from wearing long hair”, he however, condemned the actions of the commander.

He also said that he would not comment further because it is a “developing story” and he would inform the public on the outcome of the investigations.

1 COMMENT

  1. It is very wrong for FRSC to suspend the River state sector commander for instill discipline in his command,the man is acting on the law that set up FRSC now you suspend him. That is the end of FRSC.

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