Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC has suspended stop and book operations along Asaba-Benin Road over the recent incident between Road Safety Marshals on duty and a Toyota Sienna driver from Owerri.
The Sector Commander of Delta State Command, Mr. Udeme Eshiet said the decision was necessary to allow tension to die down and use the period to engage the operatives in training.
He clarified the issue between his men and the driver, claiming that while preliminary report indicated that it was the driver who started the fight after knocking down a Marshal before he was blocked by the FRSC vehicle; affirmed that those who were involved in the fight would be made to face disciplinary measures as their actions went contrary to their service orientation.
Mr. Eshiet confirmed that the driver was in good health condition as the Command had supported him to get treatment.
He however, advised the motoring public to always respect and obey officers on the road in their own interest, while insisting that henceforth, there would be no more operations on the Asaba-Benin Highway and the Bridge Head from Onitsha axis, pending a total calm of the situation and full orientation programme for the operatives.
In a viral video recently, a Toyota Sienna driver was seen in his pool of blood after engaging in a fight with officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps, between Issele-Azagba and Otulu area of the Asaba-Benin expressway.