The taxi driver who last year assaulted and brutalised an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Lagos State Sector Command but absconded from the scene has been arrested by the operatives of the Nigeria Police Rapid Response Squad (RRS). This was disclosed by FRSC Public Education Officer, Route Commander Olabisi Sonusi, yesterday.
According to the report, Mr. Agoola Alabi, who was declared wanted after the incident that led to the injury of Marshal FW IGWE on the 28th September, 2021, along Wempco Road near Sunday Market Ogba, was arrested on Monday, July 25, 2022, along Ketu-Ikorodu Road near Owode-Onirin. Following the arrest, the offender was handed over to Nigeria Police Area G Ogba where the case was reported.
Meanwhile, his vehicle, a Wagon Volvo with registration number DE 179 MUS, has been impounded at the FRSC Base for necessary legal action against him.
Reacting to the arrest, the Sector Commander, Lagos State, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide commended the Nigeria Police for the diligence shown in securing the offender’s arrest. He also assured members of the intelligence community that FRSC will continue to collaborate and share intelligence with relevant sister security agencies, saying no criminal minded person in the state will go scot-free.
“The arrest of this offender is an indication that more than ever before, security agencies in the state are determined to collaborate with one another to ensure that no criminal minded person in the state escapes the long arms of the law,” the Sector Commander stated.
“I want to thank the police for the sustained collaboration that has led to this arrest, and I assure the authorities that FRSC will continue to work with all concerned to ensure the safety and security of all residents and travellers in the state,” he added.