The two Federal Road Safety Corps officers, brutalised by policemen in the convoy of the Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly on Saturday, have been scheduled for surgery on Monday today to extract bullets out of their bodies.
It was observed that the FRSC authorities were informed about the operation.
Two policemen with the convoy of the speaker , Chikwendu Kalu, were believed to have shot at the FRSC officers, who stopped the car where the speaker’s wife was travelling in, for not using their seat belts.
The policemen also supposedly damaged the FRSC patrol car and left the two men in the pool of blood. It was assembled that other road users drove them to the hospital.
It was reported that the policemen involved in the shooting were arrested on the order of the state Commissioner of Police.
The Corps Education Officer, FRSC, Commander Bisi Kazeem, affirmed that the FRSC officials have been in stable state of health, including, that the Corps Marshal, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, was in contact with the hospital handling them.
He said that the police authorities had assured the corps that the errant cops would face the law, including that they had been arrested and would confront Orderly Room trial afterwards.
“The state Commissioner of Police has assured the Corps that investigation has been launched into the incident and the two policemen have been detained. We have confidence in the police to carry out a thorough investigation and ensure that justice is done,” Kazeem explained.
Meanwhile, a team, Women Arise for Change Initiative, has condemned the attack on the FRSC officers.
The group’s President, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin, in an emailed statement on Sunday described the attack as
“an escalation of attacks targeting personnel in the course of their legitimate duty.”
She explained, “We hereby call for an immediate arrest and prosecution of all the policemen involved and the wife of the Speaker who was with the team as of the time of the attacks as well the Speaker who was alleged to have sent reinforcement in this condemnable action.”