Even though it is common knowledge that Patience is a virtue, not many people tend to employ patience when it is most needed. Such can be said of a Lagos motorist who has recently gotten himself into a big mess after allegedly using his SUV to tip a policeman over the small bridge along the popular Airport road. He was fortunate that the police officer survived the fall, but even with such “Goodluck”, the alleged Lagos motorist still faces possible jail time and forfeiture of his vehicle.
Lagos motorist faces possible jail time for using his SUV to tip a police officer over a bridge along the popular Airport road
According to press reports, the reckless motorist will soon be arraigned before the Magistrate Court in Yaba, Lagos. He is said to have committed quite a number of offences punishable under Nigerian traffic and social laws. The most obvious ones among the several atrocities he committed are listed as follows:
- Driving against One-Way traffic in Lagos state (Forfeiture of culprit’s vehicle and 1-3-year jail term)
- Resisting arrest
- Willful first-degree assault of a Nigerian law enforcement official who is on duty
- Attempted homicide
- Reckless endangerment
- Attempt to cause bodily injury to a law enforcement personnel
Below is the trending viral video that shows the entire incident from start to finish.
Man Driving Against Traffic Tips Policeman Over Bridge In Lagos | Punch
As of the time of writing this report, several media sources have confirmed that the SUV of the erring Lagos motorist has been impounded and he will soon face trial in court. As for the policeman who fell off the bridge, the Lagos Police command has confirmed that he is alive and healthy but his left hand is fractured.