Road safety is an integral part of any government and as such, they have to make sure they have a body to ensure the safety of lives and properties. The Federal Government of Nigeria has such a body called the Federal Road Safety Corps. Unfortunately, some of these officials have turned into gods simply because of the position they have found themselves. They terrorize drivers and force them to bribe them. Those who don’t agree with their terms could be taken to their office where they are forced to pay a huge fine.
This is the case of two Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officials who were humiliated publicly and beaten by an angry mob after allegedly causing a ghastly motor accident in Anambra state. According to online reports, it was alleged by the crowd that the road safety officials who mounted a checkpoint in the area, were fond of collecting bribes from motorists and were reportedly chasing a passenger bus before the accident occurred after colliding with another vehicle. It was gathered that many of the passengers in the bus were seriously injured after the crash including a pregnant woman.
The accident was said to have caused anger among the residents who caught two of road safety men and dealt with them in public. They were forced to sit in the middle of the road while they begged for forgiveness.