The Nigeria Police PRO (Public Relations Officer), Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has set social media on fire after publicly admitting to breaking a traffic law.
The Police spokesperson took to his Twitter handle on Tuesday to state that he was on a call while driving, and a road safety officer gave him a pass after hearing him speak to the DPO.
Adejobi tweeted, “I was driving today in Abuja, and one road safety officer who wanted to arrest me for using phone, heard me instructing the DPO to put one person in d cell, he just saluted me, and passed me. This is to say “to every rule, there must be an exception to save some situations”. Lol”
Many followers took to the comment section to express their displeasure at the “boastful and arrogance” of the post.
The handle @AnekeUchevirgin wrote, “There is no right way to wrong… driving while on your phone is Wrong even if the call is to save a life. The right thing is to pull over and make/answer the call. Kindly delete this tweet as it doesn’t represent any rightful act. Thanks.”
Another tweep @SALLISBURRY wrote, “This is a very annoying tweet, what lesson are you passing?? Bragging about breaking the law or giving us the “Animal farm” context. I believe some responsible Police officers would definitely park to place a call. You can’t break the law & brag about it. You should be arrested.”
A Twitter user, Agwuna George, tagged the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) to investigate the Police PRO.