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Lagos State Government To Prosecute Man Who Assaulted A Lastma Official In Lekki (Details below)



The Lagos State Government is set to prosecute a man who assaulted an official of the Lagos State Road Maintenance Agency (LATSMA).

On Sunday, November 8, a certain Ben Emmanuel brutalized a LASTMA official, Ismaila Lukman, at the Jakande Junction in Lekki.

In a statement by LASTMA’S General Manager, Olajide Oduyoye, on Monday, November 9, the State’s Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, directed that the assaulter be prosecuted and must dace the full wrath of the law.

The LASTMA boss said; “He was on his beat at Jakande Junction controlling traffic manually owing to the destruction of the traffic signal light during the last protest hijacked by hoodlums when Ben approached him asking that traffic be stopped for him to cross even with the presence of pedestrian bridge nearby which the LASTMA officer said he should avail himself of.

He then proceeded to step into the carriageway in front of moving traffic causing disruption to traffic flow.

He attacked Lukman hitting him on his head with a weapon that seems to be a metal, causing serious laceration resulting in flow of blood; Ben was joined in the officer’s assault by two passersby who are currently at large while Ben was arrested with the help of the military patrol.”

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According to Oduyoye, an eye witness said that Ben later threatened that LASTMA officials would be chased off the road like the police.

The assault on LASTMA officials along this route is becoming worrisome. The LASTMAS boss was also brutalized in this axis in June 2020.

Ben Emmanuel is currently at the Ilasan Police Station for prosecution at the earliest possible time.