Ar­rest me if I vi­o­late traf­fic, Osh­iom­hole tells agency

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Vin­cent Egun­yanga, Benin

Gover­nor Adams Osh­iom­hole of Edo State has charged men of the state Traf­fic Man­age­ment Agency (ESTMA) to stop and ar­rest him or the state deputy gover­nor if their ve­hi­cles beat traf­fic, say­ing no one is too big to con­tra­vene laws in the state.

Speak­ing dur­ing a meet­ing with of­fi­cers and men of the agency, Osh­iom­hole urged them to be firm but civil in car­ry­ing out their du­ties.

“You must not ex­tort, you must not crim­i­nalise in­no­cent people, you must not let of­fend­ers go af­ter ex­tor­tion, if any­body beats the red light, you must ar­rest the per­son no mat­ter his sta­tus. If it’s the gover­nor or deputy gover­nor, you must block him and in­ter­ro­gate him. The only per­son ex­empted from the red light rule is the pres­i­dent or deputy pres­i­dent when they visit, in which case the road will be blocked for their easy pas­sage,” he said.

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