Thu. Aug 5th, 2021

A VIO official is currently battling for his life after he was hit by a truck.
Mr Udunobun Otaigbe, an official of theDirectorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS), also known as VIO, is the TruckTiming Unit Head of the DRTS on theKugbo stretch of the Abuja-Keffi road.

He was hit at Karu bridge by a truck with a Guinness label driven by one WilsonAniete.

The driver of the Mitsubishi truck withregistration number AAA 477 XB hadallegedly flouted the truck timing regulation on the road and was trying to evade arrest when the incident happened on Friday, June 11.

There has been a standing FCT ministerial directive that heavy-duty trucks should not ply the road in the mornings and evenings when workers were either going to work or returning home after work hours.

The truck driver was stopped for floutingthe directive and he parked by theroadside. However, he is alleged to havesuddenly started the vehicle and rammed into the officer who had turned his attention to other things.

Eyewitnesses chased the truck driver who couldn’t go far because of trafficcongestion.

Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and other security personnel arrested the driver and took him to the Karu Police Division.

Meanwhile, the VIO official, who sustained a broken bone on the left leg and bruises on his face and hands, was taken to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit of Asokoro District Hospital, Abuja.

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