A driver has been arrested and arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly using a UTC cutlass to cut the right hand of an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA. The driver, Mohammed Akinsola attacked the LASTMA officer, Adeyemi Tunde, who is attached to the Victoria Island office of the authority for daring to arrest him for traffic offence.
It was gathered that the timely intervention of the Divisional Police Officer, DPO in charge of Bar Beach Division,Victoria Island, Lagos, CSP Olusegun Ajamolaya saved the LASTMA official from being killed by the accused as he reportedly dispatched his men to the scene of the fracas to restore order following a distress call and arrested the accused and took him to the station with the cutlass.
After investigation, the accused was charged before an Igbosere Magistrate Court, Lagos on two count charges of felony to wit, attacking a LASTMA officer on lawful duty with a UTC cutlass and cut him on his right hand. Police Counsel, Cyriacus Osuji informed the court in charge No. L/04/2018 that the accused committed the offence on 3 January, 2018 at Law School bus stop along the Ozumba Mbadiwe Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.