Man Docked For Assaulting LASTMA Official

A commercial bus driver, Mr. Hakeem, was docked at the weekend for allegedly assaulting an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, Mr.Abiodun Onafeko, when he attempted to arrest him for driving on the dedicated Bus Rapid Transit, BRT lane at Jibowu, Lagos.

33-year-old Hakeem, as alleged, was assisted in the assault by his conductor, Mr. James Ige, who after the incident took to his heels.

The driver, a native of Ago Owu, Abeokuta, Ogun State, confessed that he drove his bus with the number plate: AAA47XA on the dedicated lane from Palm grove to Onipanu due to traffic gridlock.

“My aim wasn’t to injure the traffic official but to evade arrest because I know the implication of the offence,” he said.

Adjourning the case till Thursday, November 22, 2012, Magistrate Yetunde Pinhero granted the accused persons bail of N100,000 each in the like sum of surety with landed property in Lagos State, must be a relative, gainfully employed but not in Lagos State Government Service, and evidence of up-to-date tax payment.

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assault, BRT, lastma

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  • I think d days of ACN ar numbered in lagos as dey hav demostrated dat yorubas wanted to claim ownership of lagos by makin laws here nd dea to punish pple especialy d ibos but i must let dem knw dat 95% of d votin power of lagos ar non indigenes nd of dem d igbos constitute 48% of lagos populace while d so called indigenes hav 5% nd dis clearly show dat weda ibo or hausa can run for d govnorship of lagos in 2015 as politik is a game of number

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