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Gov. Fayose Arrests FRSC Official For Breaking Traffic Rule

Valentine Chinyem



Governor Ayokunle Fayose of Ekiti State, on Thursday arrested an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ikere Ekiti for driving against traffic.

Fayose arrested the FRSC officer while on his way to commission some projects in Ikere town and also to flag off of dualization of the Ado-Ikere-Ondo State boundary road, as part of activities marking the first anniversary of his administration.

The FRSC officer whose name was given as Adeola Alabi, left the bad portion of the road for the other lane and drove against traffic to avoid potholes.

The incident which happened at Sawmill area of Ikere Ekiti caused traffic snarl as some residents came out to watch the drama.

Alabi’s action was said to have infuriated the Governor, who ordered his security detail to ensure the road safety officer was apprehended.

After he was arrested, Alabi prostrated before the Governor, asking for pardon.

The Governor, however, did not give in to his plea, as he maintained that the law must take its course.

Fayose ordered that the Peugeot 505 Saloon car driven by the Official be seized and taken to the Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency (EKSTMA) yard.

The official is expected to pay the sum of N50,000 as fine, for the release of his car, as the law implies.