Drama occurred in Warri when a Sienna car driver (name withheld) chewed off the ear of a Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) named Papu Prosper following a disagreement that broke out while they were on patrol in Warri, Delta State.
The incident happened early on Friday morning along Eagle Roundabout by Federal Government College in Warri amid a dispute about expired information.
I am a Vehicle Inspection Officer, or VIO, says Prosper. We conducted a patrol in Warri, Delta State, where we detained a driver whose vehicle identification had expired.
“In the process, my boss told me to follow him to our office in Warri to confirm whether his particulars are up to date or not.
“While following the man, he said he will kill me, that the VIO has done a lot. So he brought out a dagger and was trying to butcher me into pieces.
“I struggled to get out of the vehicle as it was on speed. In the process, I fought him, and he bit off my ear,” He stated.
Prosper said, “The driver of the Sienna spat out his (Proper’s) ear, which fell to the ground, left his car, and fled.”
Prosper thanked God for saving him and pleaded with the authorities to carry out justice if the Sienna driver is found while the vehicle is being held by VIO.
“I attribute all praise for my survival to God. And let the law handle what needs to be done for the man, he said.