Stella Dimoko Taxi Driver Crashes Car Into Mr Biggs Restaurant


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Friday, 27 October 2017

Taxi Driver Crashes Car Into Mr Biggs Restaurant

The Jabi area of Abuja was yesterday thrown into pandemonium when visibly frightened customers at the Mr. Bigg’s restaurant fled for safety after an errant Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) crashed the car into the venue.

According to an eyewitness, around 3:30p.m an unnamed officer was dragging the steering wheel with a taxi driver, who was escaping arrest until the vehicle crashed into the building.
The car, which had a lady at the passenger seat, crashed into the restaurant, which is along Awolowo Way, injuring the lady and some staff of the restaurant. It also destroyed some property.

The officer, who had stopped the driver around airport junction, about 2km from the site of the incident, was said to have forced his way into the driver side of the vehicle and struggled with the steering until it rammed into the building.

The vehicle shattered the glass entrance of the restaurant, pulled down a standing air conditioner, tables and chairs before a pillar and counter at the centre of the restaurant forced it to a stop.

While the incident attracted a mob, joint task force, which included the police, army, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and Civil Defense invaded the location, harassing people to leave the scene and beating up a photojournalist from the Daily Trust.

In an attempt to capture the incident, the journalist, who displayed his Identity Card to the military men was beaten profusely while his camera was taken from him.

The taxi drivers, who complained about the excesses of the VIO officials, had protested against the highhandedness, threatening to lynch the officers.
The crowd was however dispersed and policemen at the scene declined comment, saying they were not authorized to speak on the issue.


EsE EsSAy said...

Imagine! Why do this officers keep doing this? Dragging the steering with drivers? Their carelessness would have caused the death of many but thanks to God

Bee10(mummytwins) said...

Gbese I hope no one died sha!

Uniform men are useless why will they beat the journalist? Must everything in Nigeria be aggressive

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

Can you imagine. All these agberos that called themselve task force employed by the government.

What if that lady inside that taxi was killed, what would have happened. who will pay for all the damages?

Something need to be done about these vios officials

SANDY YO said...

The taxi driver and d officers involved are in for it. Just imagine!!!🤔🤔🤔

Just Bella. said...

This one na big gbese... Thank God no soul was lost.

Tayan Taylor said...

So why harass the journalist and others, stupid VIO,hope they pay for the damages, thank God no life was lost

Miss Ess said...

Thank God for people's life.

Bold Marehi said...

Imagine thank God no life was lost.

Anonymous said...

These officers that are meant to keep the road safe for users have now become instruments of danger.

Matilda Duncan of Rhythm FM is at the hospital, with critical injuries sustained from a crash caused by the so called road safety marshalls.

Boss Lady

Rappakatakata said...

Just wait and see how the whole case will turned against the poor taxzi driver.

Adadioramma said...

Exactly what I saw at Costain bus stop with Lastma officials and Tanker driver...Naija dikwa ewu

Nnukwu Nwanyi said...

Na waahoooo, thank God for his mercies.

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