LASTMA official attacked by hit-and-run driver after arresting an O-Pay rider

12/03/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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A reckless driver hit a LASTMA officer, and escaped. Such attacks have made the Lagos state government to issue a stern warning to unruly motorists!

Following the incessant attacks on traffic personnel especially officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in the Centre of Excellence, the Lagos State Government has reiterated that it will not tolerate such behavior from anyone henceforth.  

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LASTMA officers in a scuffle with a motorist

A LASTMA official on duty, Amos Adebisi, was one of the most recent victims. He was attacked by a hit and run driver over the weekend, sustaining injuries on his arms and face from the accident.

According to reports, Adebisi had arrested a rider of O-Pay, a motorcycle-riding service company. On his way to the LASTMA office in Oshodi to keep the impounded motorcycle, a bus ran into him along the Idi-Iroko area of Ikorodu Road. He became unconscious from the accident, and the driver sped off before he could be apprehended. Some Good Samaritans who witnessed the incident came to his rescue, rushing him to the Isolo General Hospital.

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LASTMA officer Adebisi after being attacked by hit and run driver

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Naijauto gathered that, following the accident, the O-Pay rider seized the opportunity to retrieve his motorcycle.

LASTMA is on a hunt of both the escapist driver and the O-Pay rider. Adebisi was said to be responding to treatment at the hospital.

Similarly, a LASTMA official, Ola Oyeshina, passed on last Saturday after he was attacked by 2 truck drivers in Apapa.

Toyin Fayinka, Special Adviser to the Executive Governor of Lagos State Babajide Sanwo-Olu on transportation, has frowned against attacks on security personnel. According to him, such acts are dastardly.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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