Monday, 5 December 2016

6 persons including an 8-year old girl left injured as FRSC official reportedly throwsa stone into moving vehicle in Sokoto

Six persons including an eight year old girl
sustained serious injuries after an official
of the Federal Road Safety Commission,
Sokoto state command, allegedly hurled
stones into a moving commercial vehicle
along Western Bye-pass in Sokoto
yesterday December 4th.
DailyTrust reports that the FRSC official in
an attempt to make the driver stop for
inspection, hurled stones on the moving
The stone hit the driver which caused him
to lose control and then his vehicle
somersaulted. All the passengers in the bus
were seriously injured. A timely
intervention by the police helped to stop a
mob from physically attacking the FRSC
officials and burning their patrol van.
Giving an account of what happened,
driver of the commercial bus, Muhammad
Sanusi, said while he was driving from
Silame local government area to Sokoto
metropolis, he met some FRSC officials who
asked him to stop and as he was driving off
the road to park properly, one of the corps
members who thought he wanted to run
away picked a very big stone and threw it
at him.
The stone reportedly hit him on his right
hand as a result of which he lost control of
the vehicle. The state Police Public
Relations Officer, Almustapha Sani
confirmed the incident but however stated
that the police is still gathering information
about the incident.