The Federal Road Safety Corps has allegedly suspended the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Rivers State, Andrew Kumapayi, for publicly cutting the hair of a number of the agency’s female officers with a pair scissors.
Other officers who also took part in the controversial disciplinary action have also been suspended according to a media report by an online medium, which quoted a text message from a spokesperson for the agency.
The message, which reportedly stated that Kumapayi had accused the female marshals of carrying long hairdos, also stated that the FRSC’s Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, ordered the immediate suspension of the officers pending an official investigation into the incident.
The spokesman for the Corps, Bisi Kazeem, said the suspension or ‘recall’ as he tagged it was necessary to pave way for a proper investigation.
Images showing Kumapayi and a few other male officers cutting the hair of some female marshals were on Monday afternoon posted on the Facebook page of the FRSC’s Rivers State command.
They have since been taken off after reports, spearheaded by a report by The Guardian, went viral.
It would be recalled that Kumapayi, on Monday, carried out a general inspection on the staff of the FRSC headquarters in Port Harcourt.
The inspection covered the uniform and fingernails, as well as the hairdos of FRSC personnel and the now suspended sector commander was on hand to ensure that the female officers whose hair styles allegedly ran foul of the agency’s requirements got an on-the-spot haircut.