A man and his wife in Abuja reportedly threatened to shoot officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Sunday for asking them to use seat belts.
What started as a mild drama a few yards away from the Living Faith Church, popularly known as Winner’s Chapel, Durumi area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) turned violent when the unidentified man pulled a gun on the FRSC officials.
The man, a member of the church, was returning after the first service with his family in the car, when he caused a scene with his bizarre behavior. Driving in a car with registration number – SD01 RBC, he was pulled over by the officials for safety reason.
Sources said the man and his wife were asked to wear their seat belts by the FRSC Special Marshal, but he pulled out a gun and attempted to shoot the Corps Marshal.
According to an eyewitness and activist, Dorothy Njamanze, “the man refused to obey and the special marshals tried to stop him by standing in front of his car. He moved his car to crush them and they banged on his door.
“To the shock of everyone, he came out with his gun, pointed it at an FRSC marshal, cocked it and threatened to shoot him. It was shocking to note that he was carrying his family, including children in the car.”
The identity of the man is yet to be traced, but officials said efforts were on to fish him out for reprimand.
The incident, which was captured in a video footage, went viral yesterday as the man could be seen shouting that he would blow off the heads of the officials during the ensuing argument.
The man, who was driving a Honda Accord car with plate number SD01-RBC, pointed his gun menacingly at the officials while his wife backed him.
The officials, who seemed helpless in the situation, however, got a video clip of the argument as well as the plate number of his car and released it online with a call to Nigerians to identify the man for possible arrest.