The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has vowed to conduct thorough investigation into a video that shows a man threatening to shoot special marshals in Abuja on Sunday.
In the video that has since gone viral on the internet, the man, alleged to be a member of the Living Faith Church, also known as Winners Chapel, is seen pointing a gun at officials who reportedly attempted to arrest him for not using his seat belt.
The incident, which occurred in the Durumi area of the Federal Capital Territory, left many people in shock.
Speaking with Qed.ng on phone on Monday, FRSC Public Relations Officer, Bisi Kazeem, said the Corps was waiting for comprehensive report on the incident from the Abuja Sector Command before proceeding with further action.
“The incident occurred within the Abuja Sector and the Command is conducting full investigation. When that is done, the public will be informed on the next line of action,” Kazeem said.
He, however, assured that “any attack or threat of attack against Road Safety officials while carrying out legitimate activities will not be tolerated.”
Describing the incident, a Facebook user, Dory Manze, wrote, “The man and his wife were asked to wear a seat belt by a Road Safety special marshal as he was driving out from the church with his wife and family.
“He refused and they (special marshals of road safety) tried to stop him by standing in front of his car, he moved his car to crush them and they banged on his door.
“He came out with his gun, pointed it at a marshal, cocked it and threatened to shoot him.
“Note: he was carrying his family, including children. Other passerbys who had their children are still traumatized.”
The man drove a Honda Accord car with registration number SD 01 RBC.