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Ogun State FRSC Officials Tear-Gas 6Months Old Baby, 6 & 8-Year Old Kids To Impound Car

published on Friday, 29 November 2013




Officials of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Ogun State sector unleashed terror on  three school children in Abeokuta, yesterday, by  tear-gassing  them while attempting to impound their father's new vehicle.

An eye-witness told Vanguard that the incident occurred when the  children -Ibrahim  Folorunsho (8), Basirat Folorunsho(6) and Faridat Folorunsho (6 months) were being conveyed to school by their father in company of their  mother.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, said the  officials of FRSC  flagged down the Mitsubishi space wagon car in Omida area of the town to impound the car.


It was gathered that the  alleged offence of the father of the kids was that  he was  driving an unregistered car  which prompted the officials of FRSC  to attempt to seize it.

One of the corps allegedly tear-gassed the occupants of the car  before  the vehicle was  driven to the sector headquarters at Government Reservation Area, GRA, Ibara, Abeokuta.

The tear-gas caused serious discomfort to the kids who were heading to Lawson Private School in Kuto area of the town.

The kids were seen profusely shedding tears as a result of the teargas, a development which attracted many passers-by expressing displeasure over the  action.

The people in the area  offered first  aid treatment to the children, before they  regained  stability, while six months old had to be rushed to hospital by the mother for adequate medical attention.


When our correspondent visited the headquarters of the commission, no officer was ready to talk to the press.


-Ladun Liadi