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Tragedy as Commercial Bus driver allegedly sets traffic control officer Ablaze in Edo



An unidentified commercial bus driver has allegedly set an official of the Edo State Traffic Control and Management Agency, EDSTMA, on fire in Benin City.

According to a statement posted by Facebook user Osaze Edigin: “The Management of Edo State Traffic Control and Management Agency (EDSTMA) hereby announces to the general public that a motorist driving a commercial bus with the registration number FFE145XA committed a traffic offence at Adesuwa Junction, Sapele Road, Benin City on Friday, 9th February 2023.


“On apprehension, the bus driver angrily brought out fuel and set one of the officers ablaze.

Currently, the officer is in an undisclosed hospital receiving treatment.”


The voiceover of the video posted on the page said the driver, currently on the run, committed a traffic offence and was apprehended by officials of the Zone 2 Enforcement Team, but he refused to drive the bus to the EDSTMA base.


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