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Motorist knocks down FRSC official at roadblock in Osun

An official of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Osun Sector Command has been knocked down by a driver along Osogbo/Gbongan Road.

The hit-and-run incident which caused an injury to the official occurred on Friday, 21st of June at a roadblock near the Osun Government Secretariat in Abere. FRSC personnel were said to have waved the driver to stop, but he ignored their signals and continued driving at top speed.

The driver travelling in a Lexus Jeep, while trying to maneouver and pass them, the motorist recklessly hit an officer and dragged him along the road until he fell off the vehicle.

An eyewitness, Fatai who is a traders plying his wares near the Osun Government Secretariat, said; “The incident happened between 9 am and 9:30 am today (Friday). The driver was coming from the Osogbo end of the road facing the Gbongan end.

“Some road safety men who usually stay on the road near the corps head office had resumed at their duty post when the vehicle emerged and the driver was flagged down. But he didn’t stop.

“Rather than stop, he moved towards one of the officers and hit him. After hitting the officer, he dragged him on the road as the driver headed towards Akoda Junction.

“The badly injured officer eventually fell off the vehicle. His colleagues immediately mobilised and chased the vehicle that hit their colleague. But I can’t say if they eventually caught the perpetrator.”

FRSC Osun Sector Commander, Inyang Umoh confirmed the incident to The Punch and disclosed that the injured officer was in stable condition.

“The officer is in stable condition. We are making efforts to get him (the driver of the vehicle). He has not been arrested yet,” Umoh said.