A police officer has come under fire on social media, after he revealed that he escaped arrest for breaking a road traffic law when the road safety official on duty realised he is a policeman.
Prince Olumuyiwa 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.”
His tweet generated mixed reactions, with many accusing him of boasting about getting away with impunity.
Many pointed out that regular citizens would have been arrested and fined for using a phone while driving but the officer was exempted and he still went online to talk about it.
They also questioned why the road safety official didn’t carry out his duties without fear or favour.
See some reactions below.