- The office of the Federal Road Safety Corps has been burnt down in Bida
- This was over the death of a motorcyclist
- According to report, the dead motocylist allegedly followed a wrong way but was impeded
Some angry motorcyclists have burnt down the office of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bida, Niger state.
According to the Nation, the Okada riders were angry over the alleged death of one of their colleagues.
The deceased was alleged to have followed the wrong way at the GRA and the road safety officials who were on patrol opened their vehicle door to block him.
He was said to have crashed and hit his head on the pavement, which lead to serious head injury.
He was rushed to the hospital but did not survive.
Going further, the newspaper reported that eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident further claimed that the accident caused the death of the commercial motorcyclist and his passenger.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Governor Emmanuel endorsed the new law and stated that it takes effect immediately on Monday, March 16 after an executive council meeting in Government House Uyo, the Akwa Ibom state capital.
Reiterating his administration’s commitment to maintaining the state’s record in safety, security and investor-friendliness, the governor said the new law has been expanded to cover components not covered in the previous law.
He, therefore, declared the revocation of the Cultism and other violent Behavior (Prohibition) Order, 2018.
The proscribed cult groups include Vikings, Black Axe, KKK, Buccaneers, Mafia, Luttox (Junior Black Axe), Debam, Dewell, Icelanders among others.
Governor Emmanuel further held that defaulters of the Order shall be prosecuted in accordance with the Offensive Weapon and Violent Behaviour (Prohibition) Law, 2004, or any other enabling law in that regard.
Many Akwa Ibomites took to the Facebook page of the governor to commend him on the new law.
Etietop Udoh wrote: The strong action against them is good and must be enforced to the letter as a deterrent so that gradually such culture becomes extinct.
Emmanuel Dickson: When the right people are in authority, things certainly fall in place for the prosperity of the nation and the great good of the people. What a laudable step.
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