When the vehicle was stopped ( by the FRSC officials ) , the driver refused to stop , only for him to stop at a distance .
“ The driver reversed the vehicle and it was discovered that a woman in the passenger seat in front , is an officer of the Department of State Services attached to the governor ’s wife .
“ The DSS officer ran towards the officer who stopped the vehicle, held him by uniform and dragged him to the ground, accusing him of hitting their vehicle, ” a reliable source told
SUNDAY PUNCH .
The source added that the speaker ’s wife allegedly joined the policemen to beat the official .
“ One of them called the speaker whose village is nearby. He then came with some policemen . He ordered them to shoot the armless officers who were sitting inside the patrol vehicle and mercilessly beat up the team leader .
“ The policemen also forcefully opened the patrol vehicle and went away with the battery . They left the team leader and the other officials that were shot on the road . Other road users helped them to the hospital said the source .
The FRSC Corps Public Education Officer , Bisi Kazeem , confirmed the incident . He said the case had been “ reported to the commissioner of police in the state for further investigations and that it won ’t deter the FRSC from saving lives on the highways . ”
When contacted , the Chief Press Secretary to the speaker Mr . Okey Chikwendu promised to confirm the incident and get back to our correspondent. He had yet to do so as of the time of filing this report .
Efforts to get the state Police Public Relations Officer , Mr . Geofrey Ogbonna, were unsuccessful as he neither picked calls made to his mobile nor responded to the text message sent .