There was drama in Ekiti State on Thursday after the state governor, Ayo Fayose arrested an officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission, (FRSC) in Ikere Ekiti for driving against traffic.
The governor personally arrested the FRSC officer while on his way to the flag-off of the dualization of 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 whose name was given as Adeola Alabi left the bad portion of the road for the other lane and drove against traffic to avoid potholes.
Alabi’s action infuriated Fayose, who ordered security operatives in his convoy to ensure that the road safety officer was apprehended.
After he was arrested, Alabi prostrated before Fayose, begging the governor to have mercy on him.
The governor, however turned dead ears to his pleas, insisting that the officer must face the music.
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.
Alabi is expected to pay N50,000 as fine for driving against traffic.