Over the course of the week, a shocking clash occurred in Lagos State between vehicle Inspection officers and some alleged gang members. New reports claim that the Lagos State govt has reacted after a mob attacked VIS officers with cutlasses and spanners. The horrifying Clash reportedly occurred on the popular Airport road in the Oshodi area of Lagos State. Details of the incident have now been revealed in a recent public statement issued by the Lagos State transport commissioner.
The government of Lagos State has condemned the recent attack on Vehicle Inspection Officers in Oshodi
Dr Frederic Oladeinde, the commissioner for transportation in Lagos State has reacted to this incident via a public statement issued on May 11. He disclosed that the VIS officers attacked in Oshodi were actually on “lawful” duties at the time. Dr Oladeinde explained that the VIS officers were attacked when they tried arresting a truck driver that violated traffic laws. The attack was reportedly carried out by a mob comprising members of a notorious gang. The violent mob allegedly used weapons like wheel spanners, cutlasses and iron rods to attack the VIS officers. It took the intervention of the Lagos special task force to curb the attack before it results in a loss of life.
The Lagos State transport commissioner has revealed that two VIS officers sustained varying degrees of injuries from the recent attack. The injured officers are said to be currently receiving medical treatment at the hospital. The commissioner also mentioned that the truck driver whose traffic violation case resulted in the attack is now set for prosecution. Similarly, an unnamed individual who was among the mob that attacked the officers will be facing prosecution too. The Lagos transport commissioner has once again warned the general public to desist from attacking VIS officers on duty. He stressed that anyone caught in such an act will be made to face the wrath of the law.