By Ilam Patricia
There was uproar Monday afternoon along Marian road market, Calabar Municipal as a moving vehicle ran into the market, damaging clothes displayed by a pregnant woman in front of her shop.
The incident according to our reporter who witnessed the drama occurred as a result of intense struggle for the steering with a bus driver on transit by a staff of the Cross River Transport Regulatory Agency (CTRA) also known as 100 Marian.
As gathered by CrossRiverWatch the driver of the bus after being stopped during the stop and search operation by the CTRA officials who asked for bribes around First Bank (Ndidem Usang Iso Road), but he refused obliging which led them to impound his vehicle.
After heated argument, the CTRA officials decided to move the impounded vehicle to their office. While driving, the driver diverted and those tailing him couldn’t keep up with him, the CTRA agents with him in the bus became visibly afraid and enquired where they were heading to.
This resulted to serious fighting and struggling between one of the occupants and the driver. After battling for some minutes the vehicle veered off the road and ran into a clothing shop by marian market.
The CTRA agents tried running but were apprehended by a mob and taken to the market union office where damages amounting to fifty thousand naira was paid to the pregnant woman who didn’t sustain any injuries.
At the time of filing this report it wasn’t clear if it was the CTRA agents or the bus driver that paid for damages.
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