A commercial driver simply known as Donatus, from Enugu state, on Tuesday stabbed two FRSC officers in Otukpo, after he was pulled over for reckless driving.
The driver, on his way from Okigwe in Enugu to Lafia in Nasarawa State in a blue Toyota Primera, was stopped by the FRSC officials, who seized his license and vehicle particulars because of his reckless driving.
However, in an attempt to escape from them, Donatus repeatedly stabbed the two officers that approached him and drove off. He was later trailed and arrested by members of a local vigilante group alongside some officers of FRSC Otukpo branch. .
The driver was handed over to the police alongside two daggers found on him. Speaking, Donatus said he didn’t plan to kill the officers. .
“I was only trying to catch up and return to Okigwe as soon as possible because I am supposed to pay up a loan I took sometimes ago in order to avoid my car from being impounded.
It was what I used as collateral. I was only angry and trying to protect myself,” he claimed.
The two officers are receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital in the area.