Driver sets traffic officer on fire, flees + Video

After allegedly committing a traffic infraction, a driver in Edo State has set ablaze an operative of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency.

The driver, who poured petrol on him before setting him ablaze, was said to have committed the offence on Friday.

The driver of the bus, with registration number Osun FFE 145, then fled the scene of the incident along Sapale Road in Benin City, Edo State.

The video of the incident, which has gone viral, had a voice say: “The driver committed a traffic offence, and officers of the Zone 2 enforcement team apprehended him and asked him to gently take the bus to the base, but he refused, he resisted arrest and started fighting everyone.

“At the end of the day, one of the officers was asked to take the bus to the base. 

“The driver brought out petrol, got himself naked, poured the petrol on the officer on the bus and set him ablaze.

“As we speak, the officer is receiving treatment in a hospital here in Benin City. 

“The bus driver is on the run.”

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