Man charged for allegedly assaulting LASTMA official
Operatives of the Lagos State Task Force have arrested and charged a man who attacked and wounded an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Mr. Omomoyesan Olumide, while on duty around Lekki-Ajah area, to court.
The suspect allegedly attacked and obstructed a Team (B) LASTMA officials, Zone 14, Lekki-Ajah axis from impounding a commercial Volkswagen bus (FKJ 688 XV), whose driver resisted arrest for picking and dropping passengers at unauthorised place at the Lekki-Ajah corridor.
The suspect, Mr. Benjamin Archibong, aged 20 of Jakande Estate, Lekki, Phase 1, Lagos, was arrested and charged for assault, obstruction and conduct likely to cause breach of peace before Magistrate Adepeju Odusanya of Court 15 Samuel Ilori Magistrate’s Court, Ogba.
Prosecuting counsel, Adedoyin Odukoya, disclosed that the suspect pleaded not guilty and was granted bail of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum, while the matter was adjourned to February 28 for further hearing.
Chairman of the Lagos State Task Force, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, disclosed that operatives of the agency rescued the wounded LASTMA official from the suspect Tuesday, January 31.
He stated further that charges against the suspect would serve as deterrent to the general public not to obstruct any security or government officials while discharging their legitimate duties.
Meanwhile, the task force operatives have commenced the enforcement of the Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode’s directive to arrest any local council official or tout, claiming to enforce the Lagos State Road Traffic Law of 2012.
Egbeyemi warned that any official caught flaunting the directive would be arrested and charged to court. He also enjoined the public to immediately report any erring council official or tout flaunting the governor’s order to the Lagos State Task Force office at Bolade, Oshodi, Lagos.