Officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps have denied stripping a cab driver naked in collaboration with soldiers they purportedly invited in the Mararaba area of the Federal Capital Territory on Tuesday.
According to the news making the rounds on the social media, the man simply identified as John was allegedly “punished” by soldiers after men of the Federal Road Safety Corps invited the (soldiers) to help deal with the man.
He was said to have been arrested over incomplete vehicle document.
An eyewitness said, “They beat the man, rolled him in a pool of stagnant water and tore off his clothes, leaving him stark naked, under the full glare of motorists and passersby.”
But the FRSC has denied the claim, adding that the man stripped himself naked and became violent to avoid being arrested.
Mr. Bisi Kazeem, Head of Media Relations and Strategy of the corps said. “The man in question was not stripped naked by soldiers in collaboration with our personnel.
“The man was an offender who committed road obstruction but resisted arrest and became violent. As a result of his violent nature, the assistance of soldiers was sought to effect his arrest.
“He then stripped himself stark naked.”
He said the man was eventually arrested, handed over to the police and the vehicle impounded.
The man has since been bailed from police custody and the necessary fines paid for the release of the vehicle by the owner.