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Governor Fayose arrests FRSC personnel for traffic offence

Ayo Fayose, Ekiti State Governor was practically involved in a drama-like activity on Thursday when he arrested an officer of the Federal Road Safety (FRSC) in Ikere Ekiti for driving against traffic.
Fayose personally arrested the FRSC officer while he was on his way to the flag off of dualization of the Ado-Ikere-Ondo State boundary road and commissioning of some projects in Ikere town as part of activities marking the first anniversary of his administration.
The FRSC officer,  Adeola Alabi left the bad portion of the road for the other lane and drove against traffic to avoid potholes and joined his previous lane.
The incident which happened at Sawmill area of Ikere Ekiti caused traffic snarl as some residents came out to watch the drama.
Adeola Alabi’s action angered Fayose who ordered security operatives in his convoy to ensure the road safety officer was apprehended.
After he was arrested, Alabi prostrated before Fayose, begging the governor to look with pity on him.
The governor didn’t heed to his pleas,  maintaining that justice must prevail.
Governor Fayose ordered that the Peugeot 505 Saloon car driven by Alabi should be seized and taken to the Ekiti State Traffic Management Agency (EKSTMA) yard.
The culprit is expected to pay N50,000 as fine for the traffic offence he committed