Lagos Gov’t to prosecute road user for attacking LASTMA official


The Lagos State Government has said it will prosecute one Mr Ben Emmanuel for attacking an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) on Sunday while on duty.

This was announced on Monday by the state government via its Twitter account.

Lukman, the LASTMA official was attacked at the Jakande junction in Lekki around 2.20 pm.

According to LASTMA’s General Manager, Mr Olajide Oduyoye, the LASTMA official was attacked for advising Ben to utilise the footbridge after he was approached to stop traffic for pedestrians at the traffic lights that had been damaged by hoodlums during the violent #EndSARS protests in Lagos.

Also, Lukman, the official who gave his account of the incident, stated that he was controlling the traffic at Jakande junction when Ben approached him to stop traffic for pedestrians despite being in close proximity to an overhead bridge.

“He then proceeded to step into the carriageway in front of moving traffic causing disruption to traffic flow. I asked him to leave the road and stop disturbing my work. Thereafter, two other men joined him and injured me on the head”, the LASTMA officer said.

According to Oduyoye, Ben will be charged to court for assaulting the officer as directed by Moyosore Onigbanjo, Lagos Commissioner for Justice.

Ben has since been detained at the Ilasan Police Station.


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