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Hit-and-run driver injures FRSC officer in Osun

An officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps was on Friday injured by a driver alongside Osogbo/Gbongan Road, close to the Osun Government Secretariat in Abere.

The incident occurred when FRSC officers at a roadblock close to the Osun Sector Headquarters waved the driving force to cease, however he ignored their alerts and continued driving at prime velocity.

Despite the officers’ makes an attempt to cease him, the driving force recklessly hit the FRSC officer and dragged him alongside the street till he fell off the car.

Two eyewitnesses, recognized merely as Fatai and Ramota Olagunju, who had been roadside merchants, close to the Osun Government Secretariat, informed PUNCH Online that the driving force didn’t wait after the officer fell off, including that the car sped off in direction of Akoda Junction.

Fatai additional stated, “The incident occurred between 9 am and 9:30 am as we speak (Friday). The driver was coming from the Osogbo finish of the street dealing with the Gbongan finish.

“Some street security males who often keep on the street close to the corps head workplace had resumed at their responsibility put up when the car emerged and the driving force was flagged down. But he didn’t cease

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“Rather than cease, he moved in direction of one of many officers and hit him. After hitting the officer, he dragged him on the street as the driving force headed in direction of 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.”

When contacted for affirmation, FRSC Osun Sector Commander, Inyang Umoh, confirmed the incident, noting that the injured officer was in steady situation.

Umoh in a terse response to the enquiry by PUNCH Online, additional stated, “The officer is in steady situation

“We are making efforts to get him (the driver of the vehicle). He has not been arrested.”

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