- Vehicle Inspection Office has said that suspected commercial motorcycle operators reportedly attacked one of its officers
- The incident occurred around Garki district in Abuja on Monday, April 23
- The agency said the attack would have been more serious if passersby had not intervened
Suspected commercial motorcycle operators reportedly attacked a Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) personnel identified as Abubarkar Eyge, in Abuja.
Spokesman of the agency, Kalu Emetu, disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, April 24, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com notes that he said the incident occurred at the Area 1 roundabout in the Garki district of the territory on the morning of Monday, April 23.
According to him, the Okada riders attacked the officer when he tried to take an impounded motorcycle to the operational base of the Ministerial Joint Task Force in Wuye district.
The spokesman said a group of the riders mobilised and pounced on Eyge, inflicting serious injuries on him.
He said: “The attack would have been more serious if not for the intervention of passersby. The officer is now receiving treatment at a medical facility."
Emetu said that the matter had been reported to the police for investigation and prosecution, adding that attacks on vehicle inspection officers were becoming a daily occurrence in the FCT.
He said seven VIO personnel were killed in similar circumstances in the territory in 2017.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that a young man identified as Mo’Nice Osaxiest Edoboy on Facebook called out officers of the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) for allegedly causing an accident in Abuja.
Edoboy disclosed that the VIO officers forced a taxi driver to crash into a Mr Biggs restaurant. He added that people were scared because they were having lunch when the accident happened.
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