Lockdown: Civil Defence Officer Hospitalised After Being Hit By Commercial Driver

By 09:00 Fri, 17 Apr 2020 Comments

A commercial driver on Friday knocked down an officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Victor Fayemi, while trying to escape arrest after defying the lockdown order in Abuja.

Media Assistant to the NSCDC Commandant General, Ekunola Gbenga, confirmed this to punch.

He said the officer was hit while verifying if the Taxi driver had an exemption tag at a roadblock mounted along Gwarinpa/Kado road area of Abuja.

In a statement, Gbenga said, “ASC Fayemi attached to Federal Capital Territory escaped death when a Volkswagen Golf Commercial driver escaping arrest ran over him along Gwarinpa/Kado road area of Abuja.

“He was hit by the commercial driver who was trying to evade arrest by the security officers on duty as he defied COVID-19 lockdown measures put in place by the federal government.

“Security agencies which comprise Civil Defence Officers mounted roadblocks in Gwarinpa/Kado road in an attempt to prevent the taxi’s from operating.

“While the officer tried to stop the driver for questioning, he ran over the Civil Defence Officer and knocked him down.”

Gbenga noted that the officer had been hospitalised, adding that the driver was arrested and detained at a police station in Abuja.



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