In viral video trending on the internet on how FRSC vehicle was destroyed by tricycle driver, while naked has been worrisome to the public.
The Federal Road Safety Corps has noted with dismay the unruly, defiant and rebellious attack that resulted into an unprecedented degree of damage to both FRSC personnel detailed on patrol operations and the patrol vehicle by a tricycle operator in Benin, Edo State.
The tricycle rider who was arrested in Benin, along Sapele road for driving against traffic, went berserk at the point of arrest, stripped himself naked, & started throwing obstacles on both personnel & patrol vehicle while at some point, dragged the patrol operatives in uniform.
During the attack, the man tore the Staff’s uniform and not only damaged the windscreen of the patrol car, but disfigured the bonnet and other body parts with mud and stone.
After going through the viral video, the Corps wonders why a section of the motoring public has continued to abuse unarmed personnel whose only fault is to ensure the safety of lives and property on the road.
The Corps has therefore resolved never to condone such barbaric acts and damage to either its personnel or patrol vehicles any longer and is prepared to use this case to serve as a deterrent to others who are fond of molesting law enforcement agents.
It is also disheartening that a section of the motoring public could criticize the Corps personnel who in self defence, applied some commensurate force on the criminal in question in order to restrain him from further attack on unarmed personnel & damage to the patrol vehicle.
The motoring public is hereby warned to note that , though the FRSC is civil in nature & discourages physical attack on offenders, this does not mean members of the Corps should watch and allow physical damage on its property and personnel in the course of their legitimate duty.
The Corps Marshal has also ordered the prosecution of the perpetrator of that crazy act of humiliation & recklessness on law enforcement agents and noted that offenders who take undue advantage of unarmed personnel will not be spared any longer.