By Our Reporter
There was pandemonium Thursday morning in Calabar at the office of Mr. Mfon Bassey, Chairman Cross River State Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA) as a taxi driver faked his own death to avoid paying penalty for violating CTRA order.
The driver whose name could not be ascertained at the scene, was found lying flat in front of the gate of CTRA at Marian Road, Calabar.
An eye witness who saw the drama said the driver is a trickster. Another was quick to add that, “He is fond of this act, each time he’s caught after violating traffic rule, he puts on such trick, the other time, he removed all his clothes and lay flat”.
Though the environment was tensed with crowds of onlookers watching to see what becomes of the man with lots of cars waiting to enter while others tried getting out of the premises which caused a grid lock.
After over 50 minutes of waiting to see the action of the CTRA officials and some policemen at the scene, two young men believed to be working with the CTRA Chairman came wearing nylon gloves and then carried him out of the road to a corner not far from the gate and left him there.
That made way for clearing of the road for traffic to flow. CrossRiverWatch learnt that the driver later woke up when he was handed over to the police.
The Commercial Transport Regulatory Agency Chairman, Mfon Bassey could not be immediately reached for comment.
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