Publisher Mary Ikoku arrested in Abuja for driving with the aid of Google Map

Publisher Mary Ikoku arrested in Abuja for driving with the aid of Google Map

- Nigerian publisher Mary Ikoku has narrated how she was arrested by men of the Federal Road Safety Corps

- The lady said she was arrested for using Google maps for direction while driving

- Ikoku explained that the officers told her that using Google maps is a road offence

Men of the Federal Road Safety Corps have reportedly arrested a Nigerian publisher Mary Ikoku for making use of Google maps for direction while driving in Abuja. The publisher shared her experience on her Facebook page.

The publisher narrated how her car was impounded and her license was seized. She said that she was suddenly stopped by the officers, who asked her to show them her phone when she did they said she was arrested for using Google Maps.

Ikoku said she was forced to drive to their office where her car was taken away. She said she was asked to pay N4,000 remita for her offense.

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According to her, she would later be taken to the mental hospital for examination for using GPS while driving. The lady advised people to leave the country if they have the opportunity to live in a saner environment.

Publisher Mary Ikoku

Publisher Mary Ikoku arrested for driving with the aid of Google Map in Abuja Source: Mary Ikoku
Source: Facebook

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The lady later shared another Facebook post, revealing that her car has now been released. She said she met some of the officers who came to her aid and helped her with the process.

Ikoku said there are good officers among the bad ones. She also thanked everyone who called to check on her. The lady also advised people not to use their phones while driving.

Publisher Mary Ikoku

Ikoku said her car was later released and she advised people not to use their phones while driving Source: Mary Ikoku
Source: Facebook

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