By Charles Kumolu
The Corps Marshal of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Boboye Oyeyemi, yesterday vowed to prosecute policemen who attacked operatives of the agency in Abia State last weekend.
He also warned police officers and aggressive motorists to stop attacking road safety officers.
The Corps spokesperson, Bisi Kazeem, stated in a statement that Mr. Oyeyemi condemned wanton assaults against road traffic marshals and threatened legal consequences for 8ffenders.
The Corps Marshal said recent cases of attacks against FRSC officers were recorded in Abia, Jigawa and Oyo states.
‘’A motorist also sped off with a female FRSC officer still inside his vehicle in the Federal Capital Territory last week,” Oyeyemi said.
In Abia, Mr. Oyeyemi said police shot at two FRSC officers while on duty along Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway on July 15.
He said police officers allegedly left the road safety personnel on the roadside “to die” after shooting at them, adding that the officers were identified as security detail of Abia State House of Assembly speaker.
He thanked other motorists for evacuating the injured road safety officers to the hospital.
In Jigawa, he said road transport union workers allegedly descended on road safety officers for attempting to book a motorist for overloading and speed limiter compliance along Kiyawa-Dutse Road.
He said at least one person was killed in the fracas, which occurred on July 14 but did not say whether the victim was a union member or a passer-by.