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@AsoRock must be mindful not to let agencies like @FRSCNigeria heat up the polity by witch hunting and mindless income generation! I know no where in the world where you just mount barricades to stop any vehicle cut to look for reasons to book a driver for anything! @Gidi_Traffic
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic It is very irresponsible of the heads of @FRSCNigeria to in 2019 not have data, equipment but just put officers on the road to create unnecessary crisis by waylaying vehicles! The change @AsoRock promised must include respect for Nigerians. @SANNigeria @TrafficChiefNG @PoliceNG
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic If there is nothing hideous about stop and search, why mount it in a corner! Why risk the lives of humans! Initiatives like #VIO becomes idiotic when you clear vehicles by giving road worthiness cert, only for @FRSCNigeria officer to waylay law abiding citizens to look for fault!
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic I started driving on NG/USA road in 2004/2005. An officer stopped me once in the USA for leaving light off. He agreed the sky was still somewhat bright but he warned me based on what the time and weather was. He was professional. He didn’t use the op to look for what is not lost.
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic In all my years of driving there I have NEVER been stopped randomly. Why? They have data and equipment. Some have complained about racial profiling but I have never been a victim. In Nigeria, I have been stopped SEVERALLY. But I have never had to pay a bribe... @FRSCNigeria #WITC
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic Inward Sagamu yesterday at the interchange corner were officers of @FRSCNigeria with gun carrying @PoliceNG @HQNigerianArmy, which made me wonder how legit this was. Many vehicles were stopped, creating situation where the place became prone to accidents! #CHANGE WITC @DrJoeAbah
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic DO Adewumi who stopped me could not greet. Like a warlord, he demanded driver’s license + particulars. He flipped one paper and said, “your paper has expired” in a stern accusing way. I told him to let him check as I know I have the new one. He flipped further and apologised...
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic Seeing my papers are complete, he demanded fire extinguisher and caution. When he saw I had both he kept surveying the vehicle like it was stolen, till he said in a stern way “Do you know your tires are expired?” No I don’t. They are imported tires and I don’t use them often...
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic I have no problem with tires being declared expired. My problem is two fold. One, does @AsoRock @followlasg @ogun_state expect millions to discard durable newly bought tires showing no thread issue when tire campaign just came to the fore few years ago?! @lagostraffic961 #WITC
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic My second issue is seizing of drivers license! It is THEFT. You do not ask me to give you my license and you keep it. It is misuse of power. If I have a gun in my hands, you will not do that. If you have data, you will not have to do that. @linkOGUN #VIO #WITC #BalanceforBetter
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic You withhold my driver’s license under the vicious eyes of gun carrying officers of the law and tell me I will be booked! Then you tell me to go and pay in a bank and do not tell me where your office is! I presume it is Ogun so you have punished me thrice for one dug up offence!
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic Punishment number one, seizing my driver’s licence. Punishment number two, having to pay in an unnamed bank. Punishment number three having to look for your office. Is this provocation especially of law abiding citizens necessary in a country where many are struggling to survive?
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic My cousin was head Ogun @FRSCNigeria at some point. I chose not to call him because I wanted to know how things work. After my driver’s license was taken away with documents, DO Adewumi disappeared. When he returned, he returned my documents, I have no idea if he kept any. #WITC
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic He later returned with a ticket and said nothing until I asked for my driver’s license. The nation is 59 years this year still we do governance like we are 5.9 years! My license is my property! You can warn me, book me and wait for when I wish to renew since you have no data...
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic The most important thing, @FRSCNigeria did NOT check. This is ownership of the vehicle! Since this is an income generating drive, you leave important things + look for mundane issues. What does my road worthiness certification mean if any idiot can stop and search to pick holes!
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic I strongly believe I should not have been booked but be warned and given time to change the tires which are far better than the tires the #FRSC vehicles had! In the last two weeks from #LagostoOgun folks have told me their negative experience with @FRSCNigeria officers. #Changeda
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic One narrated how she took BRT lane BECAUSE there was accident on the main road. @FRSCNigeria officers who should be clearing resorted to arresting vehicles. Her bill was 70,000NAIRA! She was in tears when she narrated the experience. She was not told where the vehicle was taken.
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic After searching out where to pay, I was forced by bank to pay MORE than what is on ticket! I have paid as a law abiding citizen but where is my driver’s license?! I will NOT go to Ogun for it and I am through this medium demanding three things, #1 apology for harassment. #TITC
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic #2 FULL REFUND of money paid. #3 Return of driver’s license to state it indicates, Lagos! Plus notification on where in Ikeja axis. I will not run from pillar to post to get back what was cunningly taken from me + withheld with gun power! @tvcnewsng @seunokin @KadariaAhmed #TITC
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic @FRSCNigeria why oppress people?! Why have we remained this way?! A country that cooks up something especially when a government is signing off! Is it that @AkinwunmiAmbode @Govsia needs money or this is @AsoRock generating money in ruthless way via the states. #BalanceforBetter
@AsoRock @FRSCNigeria @Gidi_Traffic @FRSCNigeria The vehicle could have been stolen. No one cared to check ownership. No one cared to verify that I am indeed the person named on the license? When will the ineptitude of not building data STOP, so NG agencies do not continue to harass citizens! @SANNigeria @HNNAfrica
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