Two suspects have been arrested and are to be charged to court in connection with the incident.
Some residents in Arepo, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State, have been arrested by the Ibafo Police division for allegedly attacking four officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
According to Punch, the affected FRSC officers reported the assault to the police, which led to the arrests.
It took the intervention of some military officers to put a stop to the battering of the road safety wardens.
A resident of Ibafo said, “The police came to the area and arrested some of the residents. They took them to the Ibafo Police Station.”
Punch reported that the FRSC officers in question belonged to a team of Special Intervention Patrol, manning a section of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
A witness gave an account of the cause of the alleged brutality. He said, “The motorist was towing a vehicle, whose rim was scratching the road.”
“The FRSC officers flagged him down, but he refused.”
“When he got to the Arepo U-turn, he slowed down and the head of the patrol team asked one of the FRSC men to enter the vehicle and force him to stop.”
“Instead, he drove away with the officer. The action alarmed the other members of the team, who then followed him.”
The source also explained that on the course of driving to Arepo, the FRSC officer in the vehicle with him took pictures of the vehicle with his phone.
The driver, who identified himself as a legionnaire, demanded the phone from the officer.
When he refused, the driver used a horsewhip to flog him.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, DSP Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed that two of the suspects have been arrested and are to be charged to the court.