From a new report reaching us, a Lagos commercial driver identified as Fred Onwuche was recently arrested for allegedly using a pestle to inflict injury on a LASTMA official in the state.
The bus driver allegedly hit the LASTMA official's head with the pestle during an argument
According to information gathered, the driver who drove a minibus with registration number AAA 693 YC was arrested by the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority identified as Kosoko Rasaq for failure to use seat belt around the Jakande area of the state. As a result, this led to serious verbal conflict between the two, where the driver ended up using a pestle to hit the head of the LASTMA official.
Olajide Oduyoye, who happens to be the General Manager of the agency, decried against such attack and revealed that the suspect will face prosecution for such uncivil act. Oduyoye noted this during an official statement where he described the act as an attempt to kill the public officer. He further disclosed that the suspect will be used to set an example to others in the state.
The conflict started when the driver of the minibus was accused by the LASTMA official for not using the seatbelt
The General Manager also stated that the latest attack wasn’t the first time such would happen to an official from the agency. According to him, some of their officials even have lost their lives to a series of attacks from motorists. He iterated the commitment of the agency to carry out its duties judiciously despite harassment and intimidation on its personnel.
Meanwhile, here is the video showing the moment a female LASTMA official was assaulting a vehicle occupant recently in Lagos. Watch the clip below:
Female Lastma Officer Pulls And Punch Vehicle Occupant In Lagos
We further learnt that Rasaq was taken to the hospital for immediate medical assistance while the driver was handed over to the officers at the Ilasan Police Station for further interrogation. Motorists are urged by the General Manager to adhere strictly to traffic rules and regulations to avoid similar fates.
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