AN unidentified commercial driver who was alleged to have committed a traffic offence on Friday set on fire personnel of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDSTMA) who was directed to take him and the vehicle to the EDSTMA office.
It was gathered that the driver in a bus marked Osun FFE145XA beat the traffic light at Adesuwa Junction along Sapele Road and when he was stopped by traffic personnel, he was resisting arrest. A personnel was said to have thereafter been directed to take the vehicle to the office of EDTSMA and in the process, the driver stripped himself naked, took a keg of petrol from his vehicle, poured it on the traffic official, and set him ablaze.
Efforts to reach the spokesperson of the EDSTMA, Roland Owolabi were not successful but a video on social with pictures of the vehicle and personnel speaking to what looked like a phone camera said “The driver committed a traffic offence, and officers of Zone 2 Enforcement Team apprehended him and asked him to gently take the bus to the base but he refused, he resisted arrest and started fighting everyone, at the end of the day one of the officers was asked to take the bus to the base, the driver brought out petrol, got himself naked, poured the petrol on the office in the bus and set him ablaze as we speak the officer is receiving treatment in a hospital here in Benin City. The bus driver is on the run”
He called on the public to release any information about the driver of the bus or the owner of the bus to the EDSTMA office or report it to the nearest police station.
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