FRSC Arrest Motorist For Driving Away With Officer Hanging On Car Burnet

May 6, 2024 - 09:41
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FRSC Arrest Motorist For Driving Away With  Officer Hanging On  Car Burnet

From Imafidon OSAZUA (Benin)

The Edo State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) has arrested a motorist identified as Lucky Omomeyen, for allegedly driving away with an officer while attempting to evade booking for violating trafficking rules.

It was gathered that the operative flagged down t, the Toyota Camry car while on road patrol but instead of stopping, the driver attempted to hit the officer who jumped and hanged on the car burnet.

The driver was alleged to have driven away with the officer who was able to jump down when heavy traffic slowed down the fleeing vehicle.

The driver was said to have maneuvered his vehicle and escaped arrest but was later arrested several days after the incident.

The State Sector Commander of the FRSC, Paul Okpe, who confirmed the incident, said the driver committed the offense on April 19 but was arrested six days after committing the offense.

He said, "The officer was on patrol at Ramat Park carrying out their normal duties when a motorist driving a Toyota Camry was flagged down, and in the process, he nearly hit the operative who had to jump on the burnet to avoid being hit".

"Instead of him to park properly after seeing the officer on his burnet, he drove away with the official hanging on his burnet for some distance.

The officer was able to get down after the vehicle slowed down due to traffic but the driver was able to escape".

He said that working with the Nigeria police and deploying its national vehicle insurance scheme, they were able to arrest the driver six days later, adding that he has been handed over to the police and has been charged to court.

Okpe called on motorists within the state to ensure that they work with the corps so that the road can be safer for all.