The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Tuesday, said the recent video showing its officials struggling with the driver of a moving vehicle in Abuja was manipulated.
The Corps Marshal, Boboye Oyeyemi, disclosed this in a statement issued by the Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Bisi Kazeem, in Abuja, NAN reports.
Oyeyemi said the investigation revealed that the video released by the driver of the vehicle only told one side of the story, adding that the driver would be prosecuted.
“An investigation panel revealed that a patrol team flagged down a driver for routine checks.
“When his car was to be impounded for running foul of traffic laws, a female staff was attached to the offender’s vehicle.
“She was to accompany the vehicle to a nearby FRSC office for other necessary processes as contained in the operational procedure to be effected, but the driver sped away with the female staff.
“A patrol team, obviously concerned about the motive of the fleeing driver, had to apply force to rescue the female operative.
“The manipulated video which the suspect released afterwards only told one side of the story. The Corps is determined to follow through with the suspect’s prosecution as a deterrent,” the corps marshal said.
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