A yet-to-be identified commercial bus driver in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, is currently on the run, after biting off the finger of one Mr Iboko Kenneth, who is a member of State’s Ministry of Capital City Development Task-force, in a bid to escape arrest.

It was gathered that the driver bit off the victim’s finger and swallowed it despite the struggle by Iboko to free himself from his grip.

Leadership reports that, the incident occurred at Onuebonyi junction in Abakaliki metropolis, on Tuesday, November 16. Trouble reportedly started when Kenneth and other officials of the Ministry of Capital City Development were inspecting to ensure that there were no illegal parks within the capital city.
According to Iboko, on getting to the Onuebonyi junction, some drivers were seen loading passengers, which angered the Ministry officials and the Task-force.

He said the commissioner for capital city development ordered that the vehicles be impounded adding that in the process, one of the commercial drivers resisted the Task-force team despite several appeals for him to come to their office to iron out things with the ministry.

“While other drivers complied, we attempted to take the car key from him and immediately, he got hold of my hand and bit off one of my fingers. Despite all my struggle to free myself from his grip, he held unto my hand. To the amazement of many, he didn’t just bite off the finger he swallowed it and immediately took to his heels and escaped,” he said.

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